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HDF Honors and Awards

The HDF Group is proud to recognize three staff members for superior performance. Barbara Jones has been selected for an Award of Excellence, and Mike McGreevy and Neil Fortner each received a Certificate of Commendation.


Barbara Jones, Senior Technical Support Specialist, has provided outstanding user support services to HDF users since joining the HDF group in 1996. We routinely receive emails from the user community acknowledging the excellent user support Barbara provides. When not responding to help desk requests, Barbara assists with releases, provides web page support, produces educational materials and plays an integral role during every HDF-EOS workshop. "Without doubt, her excellent work has been critical to the wide adoption of the HDF technologies" said Mike Folk, President and Executive Director of The HDF Group.


Mike McGreevy joined The HDF Group as a student when the company was formed in May of 2006. Shortly thereafter, he graduated from the University of Illinois and took a full time position with The HDF Group as a Software Developer. Mike was recognized for his willingness to assist with the HDF5 maintenance releases, and the progressively broader and more complex responsibilities he has assumed during his time with the company. Folk commented that Mike's "organizational talent and incredible drive to achieve are significant contributions to The HDF Group."


Neil Fortner joined the company part-time in May of 2008, and by December of that year he accepted a full time position as a Software Engineer. Recently, Neil has assumed additional responsibility for representing the company to the user community. Neil's talent and skills are relied upon to resolve some of the most difficult and challenging issues in the HDF5 library and tools. He "sets an example for software development at The HDF Group" said Folk. "Neil is always eager to share his knowledge and help other developers with their work on the HDF5 Library and tools."


Congratulations and thank you, Barbara, Mike and Neil, for your outstanding contributions to The HDF Group!

- - Last modified: 16 May 2011