We are sad to report that Ron Boettcher, a veteran lighting rep in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area passed away on June 22 in Phoenix from an aggressive form of colon cancer. He had retired from the industry in September 2012.

Ron entered the lighting industry in the late 1970s as a salesman in Southern California for Halo Lighting, and eventually served as Halo’s Western Regional Sales Manager. In the late 1980s, he moved to Albuquerque and began his career as an independent sales rep for many years with an assortment of lines that included Tech Lighting, Fanimation, Schonbek, Hinkley, Hadco, and Kuzco, among others.

Ron was beloved by his customers and peers, including industry veteran Tom Underwood. “Ron was my close personal friend for more than 30 years,” Tom states. “We shared lines over time and our families grew close as well. He will be missed.”