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Mariano Buitrago
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ZDC Webmaster

Postby Mariano Buitrago » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:27 am

Dear fellow ZDCers,

For the past seven years I have had the privilege to build and maintain the support technology for ZDC as the webmaster, even while holding other senior staff roles in this ARTCC. Over the last year or so, work and family commitments have taken precedence and as such I have not been able to devote the time and energy to support the continued development of our technology.

With mixed feelings, I have communicated to Alistair my decision to step down as webmaster effective immediately. Alistair and I will work on a transition plan while he fills this position with someone who will be able to dedicate the time and talent to build upon what we have today.

Thanks to everyone for your support over the years, and I hope to free up some time to actually show up on the scopes!
Best regards,
Mariano Buitrago
Webmaster, retired ATM, retired DATM, retired TA, etc., etc.
Virtual Washington ARTCC

Alistair McCartney
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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Alistair McCartney » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:36 pm

Thank you for your outstanding contribution to ZDC, Mariano.

You have been instrumental in ZDC's growing success over the past 7 years, holding every senior staff position whilst developing and maintaining our website.

Take a well deserved break and I look forward to seeing you on the scopes!

Alistair "AM" McCartney
Former ATM, DATM, Instructor

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Ryan Geckler
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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Ryan Geckler » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Thank you for all you've done over the last 7 years.. enjoy retirement!
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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby AlexanderOrsino » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:37 pm


Manuel Manigault
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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Manuel Manigault » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:13 am

Thank you so much for your contributions to ZDC, Mariano!
Mani Manigault
Air Traffic Director
VATUSA - Northeastern Region

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Daniel Oordt
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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Daniel Oordt » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:17 am

Mariano, I would like to thank you for your amazing contribution to ZDC over the past decade. Your work made the smooth operation of ZDC possible.

It was a pleasure meeting you at the last ZDC Live event, and I look forward to seeing you at the next one this year!

Daniel Oordt - OD
• Staff Instructor
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In loving memory of Dominic Durden

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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Gene Cao » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:35 am


This is a sad thing to hear, thanks for all your continued service, and I am sure that as soon as time opens again, you will continue serving ZDC in some capacity. With that said, I hope to see you on the scopes!

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Re: ZDC Webmaster

Postby Chad Gurchinoff » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:50 am

I always enjoyed coming to our website and seeing new photos on the homepage. Thanks for all you've done! Maybe I'll see you at the live event but I'll definately see you on the scopes.

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