Respected photo industry executive Geoff Cason, formerly of CR Kennedy, passed away on June 9, aged 78 surrounded by his family.
Geoff was one of the industry’s more colourful characters and news of his passing was met with deep regret from his many friends and colleagues. He was variously described as ‘a true “knight of the road”‘, ‘a perfect gentleman, and ‘a truly nice man’.
During the 1970s Geoff was manager of Wagner’s flagship store in Elizabeth Street Melbourne. He then joined CR Kennedy in 1979 as national sales manager, retired almost 30 years later in 2007.
Together with Malcolm Kennedy, he was instrumental in maintaining number one market share with Pentax cameras in Australia for nearly 25 years.
‘Geoff was a larger-than-life rep of many decades and great close mates with many will. I’m sure he will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace, Geoff,’ said Richard Robertson, former managing director, Ted’s Cameras, and a close retail partner of Geoff and CR Kennedy during the Pentax ‘glory years’.
Always on the road visiting customers, Geoff is pictured above in a rare moment at his desk.