Harry Kallick was inducted into the American Lighting Association (ALA) Lighting Hall of Fame during the 2012 ALA Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Sept. 9-11.
Kallick is a lighting industry veteran. He founded Kalco in Las Vegas in 1981 with his wife, Marci, served as chair of the 2001 ALA Annual Conference Committee and 1995 Membership Campaign Committee and was a major supporter of the launching of the ALA BiNational Advertising and PR program. Kallick is now Chairman of Varaluz and Solar Sign Light.
In his acceptance speech during Conference's closing gala, Kallick thanked the ALA and his colleagues for bestowing such an honor upon him. He also gave a heartfelt tribute to his wife, who passed away last year.
“She kept us going,” Kallick said. “She worked as a waitress to pay our bills when we started out. Without her, I wouldn’t be here.”