William G. Ruzicka has been appointed Director of the APS Operations Division (AOD), effective April 21, 2003.
Ruzicka, who has served for 11 years as Operations Manager for the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS), fills the position vacated by the unexpected death of
Antanas V. Rauchas in November 2002.
Murray Gibson, Associate Laboratory Director for the Advanced Photon Source, said of the appointment, "Bill has over 30 years of professional engineering and
facility operation experience. He brings extensive expertise in operation of accelerator-based user facilities from the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source. His time at
IPNS engendered an excellent perspective on national user facilities operations and operations management. We were all particularly impressed by Bill's open and
effective leadership style, his decisiveness, and his 'customer orientation' towards users.
"I am very grateful to Roger Klaffky, who has played an invaluable role for APS as interim director of the AOD. Roger will return to his position as Associate
Division Director of the AOD on the date of Bill's appointment. I am also thankful to the search committee who helped me evaluate the well-qualified candidate
pool. All of us wish to welcome Bill to the APS."