His influence through guiding na´ve young faculty through their first instrument purchases cannot be underestimated. He sure provided insight on each of our purchases.
There is a story there, but its not mine to tell.
We all miss him—as bristly and as funny and as direct as he can be.
Thanks to all who replied. I now have contact information for Chuck and his Thermo replacement (if there could be such a thing).
"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason."