Kevin Loretto 1952 – 2018

Robe has announced the passing of Kevin Loretto, a popular New York based lighting and technical sales specialist died on 23 January 2018, in New York, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Since 2013, Kevin has worked as Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Robe North America. He was also a previous Director of Sales for Creative Stage Lighting.

Josef Valchar, Robe CEO, commented: “Kevin played an instrumental role in the incredible US sales team which has helped build and establish Robe as a leading player in North America. But above all, throughout his time with us, he’s been valued as a fantastic friend and Robe Family member as well as a great employee.”

Harry von den Stemmen, former CEO of Robe North America, added: “We all loved his tenacity, his gritty New York spirit, his intelligence and his eloquence – he was always up for a discussion and a debate … and could always posture from both sides of an argument!”

Bob Schacherl, current CEO of Robe North America, said: “I have known Kevin since 2013 and enjoyed first-hand the pleasure of seeing his honesty, dedication and impressive energy in action. His non-judgmental and inclusive outlook on life was a breath of fresh air, together with his ability to balance the life-work equation of family and career so brilliantly.”

Lorienn Cochenour, Robe North America’s COO / CFO stated: “Kevin has left his mark indelibly – from his great commitment and the color and fun he brought to all those around him to his intense work ethic – and the inspirational and positive way in which he dealt with and fought illness right to the end.”