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In memory of a world-class thermographer
Author(s): Joseph M. Ennis
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Paper Abstract

This manuscript is written in memory of a fellow thermographer who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident during the July 4th weekend in the year 2000. Craig Bidleman, a General Motors (GM) Level III Infrared Thermographer, was killed along with his wife Tina, daughter Dana and mother Florence. His 7-year old son Brandon survived the crash. The visible light and infrared images of Craig included in the main body of the presentation were taken from archives accumulated during the five years he worked in the planned maintenance predictive technology arena. Highlights of Craig's professional career in thermography and his impact on GM and his co-workers are emphasized. Craig's death brought an outpouring of disbelief and sadness from not only the thermographic community but outside as well. The most poignant memorial of all was expressed in a letter, written by fellow thermographer L.J. Broeker, entitled 'In Memory of Craig', which summarizes the feelings many people had when the news of Craig's death was revealed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4360, Thermosense XXIII, (23 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421009
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Joseph M. Ennis, General Motors Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4360:
Thermosense XXIII
Andres E. Rozlosnik; Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Editor(s)

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