Arne Freyberger selected to be Director of Operations

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that we have now completed the selection process for the position of Director of Operations. Arne Freyberger, presently the deputy Department Head of CASA in the Accelerator Division, will assume this position effective October 1, 2007. Arne was selected from a field of excellent candidates, both from inside and outside the lab. The choice was made by a cross-divisional team with input from senior lab management, the Physics Division, Users, and the Group Leaders in the Operations Department.

Arne brings to the job his experience as a User in Hall B as well as his accelerator physics experience gained in supporting the 6 GeV machine and in leading the 12 GeV accelerator physics design team. I am sure that he will do an outstanding job in maintaining the 6 GeV program at the high level our Users have come to expect and then transitioning to operating the 12 GeV program after the 12 GeV Upgrade is completed.

I ask all of you to give your full support to Arne as he takes on this new challenge.

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