Rick Fisher, chair of the London-based ALD (Association of Lighting Designers) wrote this note expressing his sadness at the death of Robert Camac, a past president and founding member of the organization:
Dear Exec, and friends of Michael Northen and the Michael Northen Bursary,
It is with sadness that I have learned of the death of Robert Camac after a long illness. Robert was the partner for over 50 years of
Michael Northen a past president and one of the founder members of the ALD. Robert was also most instrumental to the setting up of the Michael Northen Bursary and made sure that Michael's wishes were enshrined in the ongoing support and encouragement of the Bursary which recognizes outstanding creativity in lighting design students and has been awarded through the ALD over the last decade. One of the excellent legacies of Michael and Robert's vision for the bursaries is that they have consistently attracted the support of other leading lighting companies such as ETC, White Light, and PRG, who along with the ALD, sponsored additional bursaries that are given out at PLASA every year. He made sure of the Michael Nortnen Bursary's future by arranging that Michael's bequest was donated to the Mousetrap Foundation where it is currently held.
Robert always took great interest in the recipients of the Bursary and in all the news of the ALD and we will miss him.