James Caudill Dies

The former director of the AGS advanced instrument division received eight patents for his work

James Caudill, the former director of the advanced instrument division for the American Gem Society who received eight patents for his work, died on Oct. 15. He was 53.

On Facebook, AGS president and CEO Ruth Batson wrote that Caudill was “instrumental in furthering our research on light performance and created the initial design of our ASET [Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool].

“What Jimmy will be most remembered for was his passionate love of life and the laughter and joy he brought to work each day,” she wrote. “He loved what he did, and it showed.”

Caudill is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter Angela; grandsons John and Jackson; and sister Brenda.


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