Thats a convenient excuse. Earlier he said the company couldn't be affected like Illumina was because its so broad based. What is really going on is he is killing his coveted mass spec franchise....they are losing share. The Dionex acquisition brought in some new fresh faces he liked. He went so far as replacing the top sales leader who built Thermos (Finnagens) mass spec franchise in favor of a fresh face yes boy from little Dionex. Even Kevin Chance who jumped ship from Dionex before the acquisition was ousted. Its time for Casper to go. He is killing this important business with his "emporer and his new clothes" approach.
The little old Dionex was run by mediocre management for a long time; and the sales guy was not respected within Dionex and now the fat guy's impressed with him?!? Boy, he's easily fooled.... Btw, Kevin C. was never qualified to be in the position he was in in the first place - both at Dionex and TF, but then so is the fat dude!