Gary was a colleague of mine for several years and someone I considered a friend. You see, Gary and I were both bit-heads and loved talking about PLC's and coding, and after our company downsized him in 2009 I always looked forward to hearing from him. Last year when I heard he was ready for a new challenge I made sure to call one of my favorite companies (who was looking for someone with Gary's skills) and give him my endorsement (because I really believed in him.) I have to say I'm very sad I didn't get to see him in 2014, but Gary was never one to make himself the center of attention and I respect that. I'll miss you Gary!