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Charles (Chuck) Dillman passed away on August 25, 2023

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  • Charles (Chuck) Dillman passed away on August 25, 2023

    Dear Colleagues,

    I received the sad news. Our friend, mentor, and colleague Charles Dillman, 80, of Cornelius, passed away on August 25, 2023.

    Chuck earned his PhD from Penn State. He became a leading Biomechanist, working with sports programs around the world, building medical research foundations, and establishing programs for injury prevention and rehabilitation after injury. He was the Assistant Executive Director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a member of the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission.

    He will be missed.

    As moderator of Biomch-L, I encourage everyone to post in this thread if they want to share their personal memories.

    Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L Co-moderator
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    This is very sad news. Chuck meant a lot to me. He literally changed my life path. My first meeting with him was with a brief internship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in early 1982. Then while helping to set up the AIS biomechanics lab in Canberra I called him to ask about which equipment to buy. He mentioned that there was a position available as his Research Engineer. I jumped at the chance and Bridget, and I flew back to Colorado Springs after only 3 months in Australia. While at the USOC, (1982 - 1987), I co-developed a video-based 2D motion analysis system for quick analysis of our athletes. When that project was complete our biomechanist, Gary Scheirman, and I, decided, with Chuck's approval, we would rewrite all the software on our own time. When the rewrite was finished, we started Peak Performance Technologies to market the system. We were joined in the company by our two brothers Larry and Steve. In fact both Chuck and Dick Nelson became part of our board of directors. So, yes, Chuck was a very important part of my early professional life and helped me start my career in biomechanics and motion analysis. He helped many young sports scientists in their careers. My thoughts go out to his family. RIP Chuck.