Richard Stanek, the International Linear Collider (ILC) and superconducting radio frequency (SRF) Resource Manager at Fermilab, visited TRIUMF from December 2-4 to offer talks on project management for interested members of TRIUMF.
Stanek began his career at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in 1977 as an engineer, working his way up to department head of Research Division Cryogenics Department and then the Particle Physics Division Mechanical Department. He went on to become the project engineer for the upgrade of the Collider Detector at Fermilab II (CDF II) before becoming the Associate Head of the Technical Division. He is currently the Resource Manager for the ILC and SRF, managing budgets, planning, organizational structure, and human resources.
Stanek, a colleague of Nigel Lockyer from the Director’s time at Fermilab, visited TRIUMF to provide his considerable expertise and experience in project management in order to inform TRIUMF staff about useful techniques and strategies. December 2 was a full day for Dr. Stanek during which he delivered his presentations in the auditorium, open to any member of TRIUMF. The next two days allowed him to also present his talks to smaller groups, such as members of the e-linac project. In addition, he gave time for questions and discussion. The talks explained the differences between programs and projects as well as between leadership and management. Others emphasized the importance of organizational structure, planning, and resource management.
The seminars were very successful. According to Dr. Lockyer, “Rich's lectures were extremely well received by the TRIUMF engineering staff. His lectures were well organized, clear, and most importantly, will be reference documents for the future as we proceed with our new projects.” Downloadable files of his presentations can be found on the TRIUMF website. TRIUMF would like to thank Richard Stanek for taking time to visit and present his project management seminars.
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