John Nadon, business development manager for Jesco LED Lighting Solutions passed away on June 16 at the age of 59. A respected figure in the lighting industry, he is best known for development of technology advances and contemporary design into practical fixtures and their application.

With an early background in theater arts as a college instructor, independent stage designer and architectural lighting designer, he managed teams that developed and patented scores of award-winning, best-selling lighting products over the past 30 years.

Before joining Jesco, John served as the business unit manager for Zumtobel Lighting's Point Source division; as vice president of marketing for the Prescolite and Moldcast division of Lighting Corporation of America (now part of Hubbell Lighting Corporation); as the product and marketing manager for Calculite and director of specification lighting products for Lightolier, a division of the Genlyte Group, now part of Philips; and as the international sales and project design manager of Litelab Corporation.

A memorial service was held in Manhattan on June 30. In lieu of flowers, donations can made be made in John's name to either The Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research or the Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.