Obituary: Paul Walden

Dispensing Optics regrets to report the passing of Paul Walden.

Well known throughout the industry and profession, Paul was sales and technical director at Lenstec Optical Group.

The company stated: “We are deeply saddened to have to inform you of the passing of Paul Walden. Paul worked for Norville Optical Company for over 30 years, before joining Lenstec Optical Group as sales and technical director in recent years.

“Paul was a leading light in our industry and will be sadly missed by his Lenstec colleagues and friends across the entire optical profession.”

Nigel Castle, the group’s managing director, said: “Paul contributed greatly to our training culture and I will miss his knowledge, as well as his friendship. The many messages we have received have been very comforting at this sad time.”

Our photograph shows Paul on the Catwalk at 100% Optical 2017.