Thirty-six years after Jim Krupnick strapped on a tool belt and found a home amid the high-voltage knife switches at the Bevatron, he will be retiring as Berkeley Lab’s Chief Operating Officer, capping a remarkable career that always seemed to place him in the right place at the right time. A longtime leader of projects, Krupnick has always seen himself as part of cadre of skilled working people and technical experts. “Whatever I’ve done at the Lab, I’ve always been a member of a team. A retirement reception will be held for Krupnick on Friday, June 1. Go here for more on Krupnick’s career and here for details on the reception.