Bill, those of us who have had the opportunity to work with you are, in fact, the lucky ones.
From the time you and I involved ourselves with the Harris Site licensing through the last several years while I worked in the nuclear supply chain activities, I have never had any feeling other than admiration for the example that you provided to all of us. You have always displayed integrity throughout your time as CEO and before.
I recall a presentation you provided to the Nuclear Leadership Meeting under Scotty Hinnant when you said you would like to clone the intensity and urgency of the nuclear team, but also the relationship building of those in other parts of the company. To me, this proposed balance was exemplified in your leadership style. I wish you only the best. Although sorry for what has happened subsequent to the merger, it is your legacy that will endure as an example to all of us no matter what the outcome of this current issue or role we play in the future.
I personally thank you for your contribution to the company, but more importantly to our personal lives.
- John Ferguson