Robe lighting has announced the passing of Marco Bartolini, a popular and well-known industry figure, who passed away on 10 February 2021, following a short battle with cancer.
Bartolini began working with Robe in 2004 when at SR Consulting, and since 2007 has headed the team at Robe’s Italian distributor, RM Multimedia. Earlier in his career, he had worked with other notable industry brands and companies including SGM, always living and breathing the entertainment technology world that was his passion and in which he became a key figure.
Robe CEO Josef Valchar stated: “Marco was a beautiful person and one of a kind. I and all the international team at Robe who were lucky enough to work and spend time with him over these last 17 years will miss him greatly. His understated and cheeky wit, his attention to detail, his love of motorbiking and his pride in Italian culture, history, and lifestyle – which he constantly shared with colleagues and friends – all made him special. Above all, he was a humble person who never took those around him for granted and appreciated everything in life that he worked so hard to achieve.”
While loving his work, the industry and enjoying life, Bartolini was an equally dedicated family man. He is succeeded by his wife, Paula Porolisseanu and two young children.