03 August 2020
Posted by: Jo Jackson
All of us at the LIA, Lumicom and the Lighting Industry were saddened this week to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Peter Denny.
Peter has worked in the lighting industry for 43 years, initially for Crompton Lighting before joining Thorn, Marlin, Cooper Lighting, Thorn (ZG) again where he served in total nearly 27 years and finally NVC where he was the UK Sales Director.
During his time in the industry, Peter served as President of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF) (2007-2009) , has been an active member of the LIF and subsequently LIA Council and was Chairman of the industry WEEE compliance provider, Lumicom.
Peter always had a “cup half full” mentality and saw the best in people. He would navigate the commercial and political challenges of his job, and at the same time develop deep long term friendships with those he met in the Industry, many of which lasted for decades.
LIA President, Terry Dean said “Peter was always positive and encouraging to work and industry colleagues alike - a real glass half full man.
In the 25 years that I knew him, I always admired the way in which he could tackle situations with empathy and a smile - extremely knowledgeable about our industry, he will be missed by all of us who have, and continued to work with him in different capacities.”
LIA CEO, Steve Davies said “Always supportive with a genuine and professional approach to all he turned his hand to. During my time at the LIA, Peter has been a friend and colleague who will be greatly missed and all our thoughts at the LIA are with Peter’s family at this sad time”.
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with Peter’s family at this very sad time.