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Press Release 061606/156

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Press Release 061606/156 - Frank McClune Retirement

Frank McClune, the distinguished Editor-in-Chief of the Powder Diffraction File, has announced his retirement after 37 years of continuous service with the ICDD! Frank began his employment with the ICDD in March 1969 as the Diffraction Data Assistant Manager. Later, he became the Managing Editor of the Powder Diffraction File and in 1983 he became Editor-in-Chief.

Frank guided the organization through many major transitions; most notably he led the conversion of paper formats of the PDF to CD versions, allowing for quicker more complete access. During Frank's tenure, the PDF has grown tremendously in size and technical capability due to his careful coordination of editorial task groups, cooperating database organizations, and the development of an extensive rigorous editorial process.

Frank was elected as a Fellow of the ICDD in 2000 and designated as a Distinguished Fellow in 2003, both well deserved awards!

Frank has always been willing to provide assistance to ICDD employees, editors, and members and will continue to do so. Although retiring, Frank will continue supporting ICDD editorial efforts in his new role as Editor Emeritus.

Congratulations on your retirement, Frank!




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