The retirement party has come and gone. Gifts were given, speeches were read, and many warm good-byes said. The ticket was punched, the plane was boarded, and the wheels lifted off. With his departure Ken’s IAS chapter is closed, while mine turns a new page. Ken was an integral part of IAS for the past 10 years. He steered the IAS ship to growth and hiring. We are very grateful for his leadership and direction over the years. He has given me a great blueprint to follow in my new role as IAS Manager. Ken’s great customer relationships have build a shining IAS reputation from which to grow. We wish Ken the best in retirement. Enjoy his golf game, hunting trips, and grandkid(s). If he is ever in the area don’t forget to stop by and say hello.
Twas the Monday before Christmas and all through the shop, the technicians were adjusting to the loss of their boss. They were a good crew, but like armies of old, they knew when a fine solder was missing from the fold. The younger ones will step up to replace them, as they always have done. But it’s sometimes hard to replace a certain one. We wish him the best, and hope he gets his deserved rest. It was a joy to serve in the same company as you. Best wishes to you all and to all a good retirement.
A Funky Poet (AKA Mark Johnson)