Alien Bees, White Lightning and Einsteins were just three of the incredible product lines Paul C. Buff brought to the photography industry but each are still workhorses among many professionals every day.
The Paul C. Buff name has carried a reputation of performance, reliability and affordability in lighting products over the past several years. With products invented and manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee since 1980, it is one of the most respected brands in the industry.
I learned earlier today that he died last week on March 14, 2015 at age 78. The Paul C. Buff, Inc. website released a statement on his passing.
With great sadness we announce that our founder, Paul C. Buff, passed away this week at the age of 78. He has been living with his beloved wife of 16 years, Deborah, and their extended family in their secondary home in Mobile, Alabama for over a year and passed away in this home with his family around him. Those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul have lost an invaluable mentor, an inspiring leader, and a treasured friend. The world has lost one of its most creative and adventurous pioneers.
In the coming weeks, we will celebrate Paul’s unique and extraordinary life, giving customers, employees, and friends the opportunity to share their tributes and memories. But first, we must take time to pause and grieve the loss of a man who had such a great impact on us all. If you wish to offer condolences in the mean time, we invite you to email them to CelebratingPaul@paulcbuff.com.
For years, it has been our mission to advance Paul C. Buff, Inc. in the spirit of innovation and originality upon which it was founded. With gratitude for everything that Paul has taught us, we honor his memory by continuing to serve our customers with the outstanding products, support, and Golden Rule standards that he initiated.
You can learn more about Paul C. Buff and the company he built here on the company website.
[Thanks for the heads up Tony.]