retirement

After 37 years with Fermilab, Kevin Kuk will retire on July 8. Kuk was hired into a permanent position in 1985 and began working in the village with the CDF readout electronics (PIG) instrumentation group. Since the early 2000s he has been working on various projects at SiDet, where he earned the reputation as the go-to expert on setting up equipment for CCD-based experiments such as the Dark Energy Camera, SENSI, CONNIE and numerous others. Any given day might find…

After 41 years with Fermilab, William “Bill” Marsh will retire on July 15. During his time at Fermilab, Marsh developed accelerator control and monitoring applications including the Beam Budget Monitor which monitors accelerator intensities, various accelerator orbit display and smoothing applications, and various accelerator scan and measurement applications. He was a member of various experimental collaborations including the main ring and tevatron era neutrino collaborations CCFR and NuTev, the pbar accumulator ring charmonium experiments for which he developed the deceleration…

After 53 years, Keith Coiley is retiring. Keith started his career at the lab on his 17th birthday in June 1969. To bookend it, he will retire in his birthday month as well. As Coiley says, he basically grew up at Fermilab—and he has innumerable stories. On his first day, Fermilab was “out in the country.” The only place around was Warrenville Bowl on Route 59, the pre-Users-Center hangout for lab employees. The Village was the hub of the lab,…

After 35 years, Mary Hobbs (ES&H/Security Operations Center) is retiring. Mary began her career with Fermilab in 1987 with the Communications Center after being hired from the contract Security Protective Force where she worked for many years as a supervisor. Mary’s knowledge made her a valuable asset to the Communications Center. Mary was assigned to the afternoon shift and has been an integral part of the team. Her contributions will always be valued and remembered. Her hard work, commitment and…

After more than four decades of service at Fermilab, Glenn Smith will retire on June 1. Glenn started out as a technician at Fermilab in August 1977 and was assigned to the Tevatron Dipole construction program.  He rapidly became a supervisor, overseeing the construction of the Low Beta Quadrupoles for the Tevatron. Since then, he has been instrumental in the completion of the permanent magnets for the Recycler ring, Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) chambers (components for the CMS detector at…

After more than three decades at Fermilab, John Anderson, Jr. will retire on Friday, April 29. He first started at the lab in 1980 as an interlock technician, and then left in 1986 to finish his degree. Anderson returned to the lab in 1991, and spent the next 30 years in various roles. He was an interlock engineer and group leader, an ES&H department head and senior safety officer in the accelerator division, an associate head in the office of…

After 37 years of serving the Fermilab accelerators and beamline, Dallas Heikkinen will retire on Friday, April 15. Heikkinen supported the beam current monitors and other beam instrumentation, first in the research division and then in the accelerator division. He is technically skilled, a patient teacher, and very generous with his laugh and sense of humor. Dan Schoo says, “Dallas worked for me in the old research division days doing beamline instrumentation for Meson, Proton and Neutrino. We had offices…

After 42 years in the Accelerator Division (20 years in the mechanical support water group and 22 years in the controls networking department), Jeff Meisner is retiring on Monday, April 11. We wish Jeff the best of luck in his retirement!

“Hey Jim, got a minute?” “Hey Jimmy, I was wondering …” “Jim, I could use some help!” All of these were heard daily and sometimes by the minute by Jim Ranson. Jim is the group leader and electrical construction coordinator for the Accelerator Division. He began his career at the lab on Jan. 10, 1977. In the early days, Jim worked in the Booster Department and supported the machine operations. While in Booster, he worked on the vacuum leak detectors…

Fermilab is losing a paragon of gracious and effective project management. After more than 26 years of leadership in the lab’s most significant engineering projects, Elaine McCluskey is retiring on Feb. 21. Arriving at the lab in 1995, it wasn’t long before she took on the job of Lead Structural Engineer on the Wilson Hall Renovation project. Unlike its inspiration, the Beauvais Cathedral in France, Wilson Hall was in fact completed – in 1974. However, a dozen or so winter/summer…