“Tian is a vital resource for our team on any and all IT related issues,” says Angela Strunk, Director of Marketing and Public Relations of December’s Star Performer, Tian Liu. “We can throw any challenge at Tian - and there have been many - and he is not only able to solve our problem but offer solutions that we had not considered.”
As Senior System Architect of the Infrastructure team, Tian manages hundreds of servers running at the data center. He has worked at Lowell General Hospital since 2009, and says he enjoys being able to work with cutting edge technologies in an enterprise Information System environment.
“If it can be done, I know Tian will find a way for us to do it,” says Sara Comeau, Marketing Communications Supervisor. “He is such an amazing resource to the hospital and I don’t know what our department would do without him.”
Kimberley Weaver, Marketing Communications Manager, adds “We often have to reach out to Tian for quick fixes or to troubleshoot issues. We know how busy Tian is, but he always assists us in a timely manner and is very responsive to the entire team.”
One example of this is a recent project to ensure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates were configured for hospital and practice sites due to a change from Google. “Despite Tian’s heavy workload, he put in the extra legwork required and was able to make sure we had all the domain names and configurations done so we didn’t have any issues,” says Kimberley.
“Tian is incredibly patient, extremely intelligent and well-versed in IT,” adds Sara. “I appreciate that he will give us alternative ideas for projects that we need to accomplish. I know whatever Tian sends back my way is the best option for us to choose. He is able to explain what is needed and the benefits of doing it a certain way in terms that others can understand.”
Tian lives in Windham, New Hampshire with his wife Suzan. Outside of work he enjoys listening to music (everything from classical chamber music to modern pop music), jogging and cycling.
Congratulations Tian! You're a star!