Introducing ... Gary Johnson, DDG Nominee for Tokamak
Mr. Gary Johnson, DDG Nominee for Tokamak
Born in 1955, Gary Johnson received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in 1983. Until 1993 he worked on the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program in Oak Ridge and later at Livermore National Laboratory, where he was Mechanical Group Leader for seven years.
Between 1993 and 1999, he was ITER Vacuum Vessel Group Leader at the Garching Joint Work Site. Since 1999 he has been working on the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Project at ORNL. Early responsibilities included defining requirements for buildings and oversight of the Architect Engineer and Construction Manager, as well as coordination of the mechanical design of the warm linear accelerator, and planning and overseeing all assembly, installation and testing of that system at ORNL. In 2004 he became Experimental Facilities Division Installation Manager.
As DDG for the Tokamak, Gary Johnson will be responsible for "the core of the system". He will have to coordinate the various contributions by the ITER Parties and ensure a high quality in the construction of the device. "There is little room for mistakes," he confirmed. return to Newsline #3