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Recognizing contributions to ITER

-Colette Ricketts, System Management Section

The second annual ITER Recognition Ceremony was held on Friday 12 December as a way to thank the ITER workforce for all the hard work accomplished during the year.

The winners of the Cross-Functional Team award. (Click to view larger version...)
The winners of the Cross-Functional Team award.
Hosted by Director-General Osamu Motojima and Carlos Alejaldre, Deputy Director-General for Safety, Quality & Security, the celebration go off to a start with a video that retraced the year's progress in pictures and celebrated the work, effort and commitment showed at all levels of the ITER Project. 

The winners of the Ideas Network award. (Click to view larger version...)
The winners of the Ideas Network award.
To recognize specific improvement contributions made in 2013-2014 to the project, a total of 27 commendations were given in three categories: cross-functional teams, improvements through the Ideas Network, and nominations—a new category added following a suggestion from staff, in order to enable them to thank their colleagues.

Commendation awardees (people or teams) were selected in a transparent process aligned to project priorities, as agreed by the ITER Organization directors at the Organizational Efficiency Steering Committee (OESC) and approved by the Director-General.

From left to right: ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima and the winners in the Nominations catégory: Alexis Dammann, Virginie Beaudoin, Matthew Kempton and Wolfgang Werner. (Click to view larger version...)
From left to right: ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima and the winners in the Nominations catégory: Alexis Dammann, Virginie Beaudoin, Matthew Kempton and Wolfgang Werner.
The Recognition Ceremony concluded with an end-of-the-year celebration in the lobby of the Headquarters building, where refreshments and holiday treats were offered.

The Recognition Ceremony concluded with an end-of-the-year celebration in the lobby of the Headquarters building. (Click to view larger version...)
The Recognition Ceremony concluded with an end-of-the-year celebration in the lobby of the Headquarters building.


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