retirement

After 27 years as an emergency operator/dispatcher, Yolanda Martinez is hanging up her headset for the last time on May 30th. Yolanda started her journey at Fermilab as a security officer. After a few years, she was hired on as a dispatcher in the Communication Center. Over the years, Yolanda has shown dedication, hard work and commitment. Her ability to go above and beyond extends not only to her co-workers, but to the ab as a whole and to the…

After 20 years at the lab, Librarian Sandra Lee is retiring on April 30. Lee started working at the lab in Information Services (now part of Core Computing Division) in 2001, “so long ago that we had several books on preventing the feared Y2K computing crash,” she said. She has seen many changes as the library has moved from mostly print to mostly digital, but the mission is unchanged: to give our customers the right item at the right time…

After 46 years as a driver, Carl Wheeler retired from Fermilab on April 16. Carl was hired on August 4th, 1975, after serving in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Carl started in Business Services, working for 22 years as a B driver and 24 years as an A Driver. Many of the longtime employees of Fermilab know Carl as “442”. This was Carl’s nickname because of the Oldsmobile 442 he used to drive…

From The University of Chicago Physical Sciences, Feb. 8, 2021: Fermilab scientist Richard Kron is retiring from the University of Chicago. He co-founded the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which created the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe and recorded the spectra for more than 3 million astronomical objects. His approach influenced the Dark Energy Survey, which created one of the most accurate dark matter maps of the universe and which Kron will continue to direct.

Gianni Tassotto, ID 03064N, retires on Thursday, Jan. 28.  For 44 years, Gianni has been our resident expert on multiwire profile monitors, SWICs, SEMs, PWCs, OTRs, and the like. He designed devices for the fixed-target and accelerator beamlines and provided his services to colleagues in Japan, Finland, and the UK. Gianni’s latest project is the development of beam profile wire planes made of fine carbon nanotube wires. Gianni has been a delight to work with and to learn from. We…

It is with regret and warm wishes that I announce the retirement of Katee (Joan) Peters, Fermi Site Office. Her last working day will be December 31, 2020. Katee has been an integral part of the FSO since 2002 and Chicago Operations Office since 1980, has over 40 years of federal service. Her hard work, commitment and dedication are commendable. Katee has always had a fondness for Fermilab, especially the people and wildlife. She will be greatly missed. We plan…