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I just did my job

Determined to explore the greens of the world after 39 years of service to the fusion community: Hans Spoor, the Head of ITER's Finance Division, is now a retiree. (Click to view larger version...)
Determined to explore the greens of the world after 39 years of service to the fusion community: Hans Spoor, the Head of ITER's Finance Division, is now a retiree.
After a career that began with the construction of the Joint European Torus (JET) in 1979 and, in total, encompassed 39 years of service in the fusion world, Hans Spoor, Head of the ITER Finance and Budget Division, retired.

At ITER, starting off with a "small but marvelous team" in March, 2008, Hans established the administrative tools that today form the backbone of the complex organ called ITER. "I just did my job," he modestly replied to the speakers that highlighted his many professional achievements during his farewell party, while also mentioning his unique charm. "I always tried to convey the message with a smile," Hans said before he packed his golf starter set and his hotel voucher—two presents that will help him to occupy his time during his time as retiree. "I wish you all success with this project," he said waving goodbye, "for the benefit of the world!"


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