[eagle] Re: Eagle Management Change

Bill Tynan btynan at beecreek.net
Thu Nov 8 12:10:55 PST 2007


I am very sorry to learn of your resignation as Eagle Project Manager. Big 
programs such as Eagle, no matter what kind of organization is doing them, 
require the  type of disciplined management you have been providing. I can 
think of an AMSAT project
 completed a few years back which would have benefited greatly from your 
kind of leadership.

It know your work as Eagle Project Manager has been a strain, especially 
since you are also holding down a full-time job.  Many AMSAT functions 
require talented people who don't have to work for a living. But such people 
are hard to find.

I hope the AMSAT officers will be able to locate someone who can fill your 
shoes, but that will be difficult.

Good luck and hope to see you active in AMSAT again when that becomes 


Bill, W3XO
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Sanford" <wb4gcs at amsat.org>
To: "AMSAT Eagle" <eagle at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 6:07 PM
Subject: [eagle] Eagle Management Change

> Team:
> Last night I transmitted a significant letter to Rick Hambly, Bob
> McGwier, and the AMSAT Board of Directors.
> As a result of life changing events this year, I have realized that I no
> longer have time for amateur radio and therefore Eagle.  With GREAT
> regret, I tendered my resignation as Project Manager and Assistant VP
> (Director) of Engineering.  I simply do not have the time to do this
> right, and would therefore prefer someone else do it.
> I deeply regret having to take this decision.  I got into this when
> asked because I saw it as a chance for me to give something back to
> AMSAT.  It also gave me the wonderful opportunity to work closely with
> the awesome intellect that you all represent.  Working with you people,
> this team, has been a highlight of my personal and professional life.
> It is painful to step away, but I must do so -- I'm over extended, and
> must reprioritize some things in my life.
> Many of you have worked very hard and have worked hard at doing things
> differently.  In the process, you've taught the ENTIRE ORGANIZATION some
> new things that we must deal with in todays era of electronics -- both
> process and technical details.  I beg you all to not give up and please
> continue.
> I will support and encourage from the side lines, as I can.
> Thank you all for all that you've done.  I wish you, and Eagle, only
> good things.
> Very 73,
> Jim
> wb4gcs at amsat.org
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