retirement

Paul Czarapata is retiring after 50 years of service at Fermilab! Please join us as we celebrate his impressive career, the impact of his contributions, and his unwavering dedication to the laboratory on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. on the Wilson Hall 2nd Floor Crossover. Czarapata was hired on Oct. 30, 1972, when the lab was known only as the National Accelerator Laboratory. His career began as an electronics technician in the Meson Laboratory, which at that time was…

Tom Miller to retire

After 22 years of service to Fermilab, Tom Miller will retire on Thursday, Jan. 19. Miller has spent the entirety of his career within the Facilities Engineering Services Section/Infrastructure Services Division and the Logistics and Property Control department. For the past six years, he has served as the material specialist in charge of day-to-day operations of the railhead. In this capacity he has come into contact and worked with many groups and individuals, always stepping up to lend a hand…

After 33 years at Fermilab, Gregory Vogel will retire on Jan. 18. Vogel was an engineer in the accelerator division. He spent 10 years in instrumentation and 23 years in controls. Some of the projects he worked on included: Main Ring & Tevatron Low Level RF systems Tevatron, Main Ring, Main Injector, Recycler and Pbar Flying Wire Systems Main Ring, Main Injector, Recycler and Tevatron Intensity Monitors (DCCTs, FBIs and Toroids) Main Injector and Recycler BPM Test Stand software &…

After 43 years of service at Fermilab, Chris Kelly is retiring on Sept. 29. Kelly began his career at the lab as a technician in the technical division, assembling cryostats for the energy saver magnets. He then moved to quad magnets and many other phases of magnet assembly. Next he went on to assembling and testing the stochastic cooling assemblies for the Pbar team. Later, Kelly helped assemble and test the first string of SSC superconducting magnets for the supercollider….

After 21 years of service at the lab, Wayne Ostrom is retiring on Sept. 29. Ostrom started as a tech I in IB2 of the magnet systems department. Over the years he progressed to his current role of senior tech. Ostrom is known as the “Master Blaster” due to the extensive amount of grit blasting services he provides to FRA, which are essential to accomplishing lab wide goals. His most treasured recollection is the camaraderie and the collaborations he has…

After 40 years of service at Fermilab, Jim Patrick will retire on Sept. 7. Patrick started his career as a graduate student at UC Berkeley in the Mark II detector group at the SPEAR and PEP e+e- colliders at SLAC. He began as a postdoc at Fermilab in 1982 in Alvin Tollestrup’s group in CDF. He worked on the CDF data acquisition system, becoming the head of that group for Collider Run I. He then headed the accelerator division controls…

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,…