George Van Buren

George Van Buren (from The Union)

18 July 1928 – 18 September 2015

George Van Buren was the sales manager of Sicodim, which developed Memo-Q (1968) – the company was bought by the Rank Organisation in 1970 when they also acquired Century Lighting Inc. 
He then went on to found Van Buren Industries in 1971, which developed the Sweet Sixteen, the first real computer lighting control system.

Obituary (The Union, September 28 2015)

Lighting Control:

Protocol - George Van Buren profile (April 2010)
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