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    Twelve Los Alamos teams recognized for exceptional accomplishments

    The 2020 Excellence Awards were bestowed by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure and Operations

    April 15, 2021

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    The 2020 Excellence Award winners are recognized for outstanding accomplishments involving innovation, effectiveness, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and enabling future success.

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 15, 2021—Twelve teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory were recipients of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure and Operations’ 2020 Excellence Awards, which recognizes exceptional accomplishments made in support of efforts to achieve NNSA’s mission.

    “The Laboratory is proud of its many exceptional teams that were acknowledged with this award,” said Kelly Beierschmitt, deputy director of operations at Los Alamos. “Their successes demonstrate commitment to our core values of service, integrity, teamwork and excellence, which define our Laboratory and are directly responsible for the organization’s success. The fact that these employees’ achievements were recognized at such a high level is testament to that.”

    The 2020 Excellence Award winners are recognized for outstanding accomplishments involving innovation, effectiveness, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and enabling future success. The 12 Los Alamos teams and their team leaders were:

    Team

    Team leader

    Retrieve and Disposition the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Actinide Materials Team

    Patrick Fitch (planning), Craig Taylor (material handling), Douglas Thacker (packaging), Donald Thorp (transportation)

    Crystal Lab Revitalization Team

    Michael Fichtel

    DARHT Weather Enclosure Construction Team

    Jamie Van Winkle

    GIS COVID-19 Application Development and Deployment Team

    Dennis Vigil

    JOWOG 30-04-01 Applied Delivery Technology Team

    Dennis Vigil

    Los Alamos Blanket Request for Proposal Team

    Edmond Keith

    New SCIF Building-Modular Construction Team

    LeRoy Hasenack

    PF-4 Capital Column Testing Team

    Eric MacFarlane

    RANT Operational Readiness and Expanded Shipping Capability Team

    Nestor Trujillo

    RAMP: FY20 Roof Replacement and Maintenance Projects Team

    Dennis Vigil

    SM-39 Classified Machine Shop Electrical Upgrade Team

    Andrea Salazar-Gallegos

    TEX HEU Experiment During COVID-19 Team

    Theresa Cutler

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