The early effectiveness of the 105mm projectile destruction campaign at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant can be attributed to planning by workers.
“Wendell Savage’s work to support the 105mm projectile changeover process started several years ago,” said Tom Bailey, plant support specialist, PCAPP. “He considered the challenges of the 155mm campaign to anticipate what it would take to make 105mm processing successful.”
Automation specialist Savage’s work focused on automated robotics systems, which were used to provide hands-on training to automation engineers that work with control equipment. He managed code development and maintained simulator systems, which replicated plant anomalies during workforce training.
The plant systemization process in advance of the 105mm campaign was completed before its target date. This was due in part to effective workforce training, in which Savage played an integral part.
“Wendell is always willing to conduct research, resolve software conflicts, explain occurrences and respond to the plant to provide on-site assistance,” said Bailey. “He has continually demonstrated he meets the needs of the plant, often at his own inconvenience.”