| According to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus everything is in motion. This was ever so true for ASTRON R&D in 2014.
2014 was the first full year under the new leadership of Gert Kruithof. Andre Gunst became the new lead for the DESP group, taking over from Albert-Jan Boonstra who, together with Jan Geralt bij de Vaate, joined the NL-SKA Office while also being the ASTRON Technical Director for the DOME Project. Dion Kant left ASTRON and was replaced by Koos Kegel as head of the System Design & Integration group. Gert, Andre, Koos, together with Wim, Johan, Nico, Ronald and Ronald now form the new R&D Management Team. In August Monique Sluiman took over from Patricia Breman as Office Manager for the R&D department, while Patricia took up the position of Project Assistant for the POLFAR project.
In order to celebrate these changes (or was it because the CGL's complained too much???) Gert provided cake at the last R&D MT meeting of 2014. R&D is ready for 2015!
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