Holland Manages DOE Stanford Site Office
By Linda DuShane White
(photo by Diana Rogers)
In early March, Michael Holland took over as Acting
Manager of the DOE Stanford Site Office (SSO) at SLAC. Bob Wunderlich
returned to Argonne after serving in that capacity for the past two
Holland’s assignment is for a flexible
period of 6 to 8 weeks. “I’ll be continuing some of the things that Bob
already got started here,” he said.
He said that
among his highest priorities while here are working to restart the
research machines, the Type A corrective actions and working with the
staff in the SSO to help them be as effective as possible.
Equally important for Holland will be to help Nancy Sanchez, the
incoming SSO manager, have a smooth transition. Sanchez will be at SLAC
on and off from mid-March to sometime in April, when she will be here
permanently. Meanwhile, she will be attending training sessions and
meetings at other sites.
management skills and years of experience as Manager at the Brookhaven
Site Office enabled him to pick up the reins here at SLAC. Like Wunderlich, he has experience overseeing transitions at a variety of DOE
Holland has encouraging words for SLAC in this
time of transition. “It’s the same with any challenge. If you can work
your way through it you’re better off for having the experience. And I
think the Laboratory’s in a good place right now. You’re on the upswing.
It will be exciting to get the machines started.” We can all agree with
On a personal level, Holland appreciates the
mild Bay Area weather—a vivid contrast to the snow he left at home—and
recently was lucky enough to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time on
a bright blue day.