It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of our colleague and friend, André Froton.
He passed away on the 8th August 2017, taken by a long-term illness he had always stood up to and fought with courage. “Dédé” joined the surveyor’s group as a young surveying technician in 1973, at the beginning of the boring for the SPS tunnel, making him part of the 'SPS generation'.
He took part in all stages of all projects the group was heavily involved in, from civil engineering works, to the PS and LEAR, SPS, LEP and the LHC machines, and all the experiments of the PS, SPS, AA, LEP, the LHC, Isolde and HIE-Isolde.
His great knowledge of all the areas of work, and above all the meticulous and practical attention he gave to all his field activities, made André a perceptive and very much trusted co-worker.
André was well-liked by many people from all sectors, at all levels. His kindness and attentiveness touched everyone. He loved to share stories about his cycling tours across the high alpine passes with the Vélo Club Saint-Julien, of which he was a member, and about which he was as passionate as he was about his work.
The members of the Surveying team, past and present