Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Jim Kerby Appointed APS Upgrade Project Manager


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Kerby as the Project Manager for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U), effective May 14, 2012. Jim has worked at Fermilab for the past 26 years in engineering and project management, recently as the Project Manager for the FNAL-LHC Accelerator effort, and then the full US-LHC Accelerator Project. The US-LHC Accelerator Project was a $200M Office of Science project delivering accelerator components and systems to CERN, the European laboratory for high-energy physics, as parts of the Large Hadron Collider.

In addition to Jim, the project office hired Tom Fornek in the position of Deputy Project Manager and Associate Project Manager for project integration. Tom comes to APS-U with 36 years of engineering, line management and project management experience, most recently as the Project Manager for the $60M LUSI X-ray Instrumentation project at the Linac Coherent Light Source.

We are fortunate to have Jim and Tom join the APS-U Project Team. Their wealth of experience and accomplishments will be instrumental in helping APS-U reach important milestones such as CD-2.

We have also brought in the expertise of several consultants to help the project prepare for upcoming reviews. Please welcome Elizabeth Freer, who will work on Project Documentation, and Mike Skonicki who will develop the Quality Assurance Program and its implementation.

George Srajer′s
APS Upgrade Project Director