Marl wishes partner of 30 years a very happy retirement
For the last 30 years, Marl has worked with Carl Seeley, owner of "Lighting Solutions", to create premium products for darkroom lighting. Now, after a long and happy time working together, Marl wishes Carl a very happy retirement!
Carl Seeley and Graham Round at the Photokina exhibition in 2005, Cologne, Germany.
The First 15 Years: Kodak goes LED with Marl
Working in the Engineering Department at Kodak Canada Inc., Toronto, Carl was appointed as Eastman Kodak's Worldwide Process Lighting Team Leader. Selecting Marl as the vendor of choice to supply LED lighting products to the company, this led to 15 years of collaborative innovation between Marl and Eastman Kodak.
Kodak, with the help of the Marl team and headed by Carl, designed unique darkroom lighting products, with the aim to eliminate incandescent bulbs, filters and safety lighting. It was named "Safety for the People - Safety for the Product". Not only did this project save Kodak millions of dollars in product quality and reduced maintenance and darkroom accidents, it also saw the company's complete conversion to LED lighting.
Carl said, "I am very proud of this accomplishment. When I left Kodak in 1999, every Kodak manufacturing facility had been converted to LED Lighting Technology".
The Next 15: X Ray Lights, Panel Lamps and Hollywood
Keen to continue innovation, Marl offered Carl the position of being representative for darkroom lighting, to continue developing products for Kodak as well as post-production companies like Delux and Technicolor. Whilst promoting these products around the world with Graham Round, Marl Distribution Director, various projects included the design of a Dental X-Ray LED Light for Kodak Carestream, the distribution of Marl panel lamps to the US Army, Canadian Coastguard and Alberta Oil fields, and even took Carl to Technicolor in Hollywood!
Carl said, "Working with and for Marl for 30 years was an exceptional experience. The Marl staff remains the same, making for a "Marl family" which they made me a part of".