Multiblitz boss of 40 years, Hans-Gerd Wulms, dies at 78

Multiblitz CEO Hans-Gerd Wulms has died aged 78, the company has announced.

Hans-Gerd Wulms

Multiblitz’s CEO Hans-Gerd Wulms has died, the company has announced. Leader of the family-run German lighting manufacturer for 40 years, Wulms passed away on 5th December 2013 following a short illness. He was 78.

Hans-Gerd Wulms
Hans-Gerd Wulms, 1935–2013

Employees and family members paid tribute.

“We are saddened to announce that our father, friend and boss Gerd Wulms passed in the early morning hours of December 5, 2013,” said his sons Falk & Veit Wulms, who are also heavily involved in the family business. “For the last 40 years, he led Multiblitz with ingenuity, creativity and innovation to become one of the leading manufacturers of studio flash systems worldwide.

“Since 1973, Gerd Wulms led Multiblitz with ingenuity, creativity and innovation to become the leading manufacturer of studio flash systems worldwide. In 1976, he forever changed the photography world when he invented the MINISTUDIO, the world’s first portable lighting kit in a suitcase. Many more innovations followed.

“With Gerd Wulms, the photo industry loses a hard-working pioneer and passionate entrepreneur. We will miss him dearly and will do everything to carry on Multiblitz in his spirit.”

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.