Simon’s father, Gerald Perutz, and Neil Nimmo – inventor of the Nimlok lock & clip and the original modular display system – founded Nimlok Limited in the UK in 1970. The business grew rapidly and in 1977, Gerald relocated his family from the United Kingdom to the United States. In 1981, Neil, Gerald and Simon established Nimlok in the United States. Simon led Nimlok’s product development, sales, and marketing efforts with wild success. He formed relationships with business leaders across the nation and the globe, which led to the creation of a network of Nimlok Dealerships in the US, the establishment of Nimlok Canada in 1985, as well as Nimlok Italy and Nimlok Australia, among others.
In 2001, Simon established Orbus Exhibit & Display Group in the United States. He continued to lead the Nimlok business in the US until 2010, when Nimlok merged with Orbus. Together, Simon, his brother Tim and Gerald established 15 exhibit and display-focused companies worldwide and formed the P3 Group (commemorating the three Perutz’s – Gerald, Simon, and Tim).
Simon Gerald Alexander Perutz passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2023 in the English countryside. He was only 64. Apparently his big, loving heart could no longer go on. Simon was born in London, England to Dinah (Pope) and Gerald Perutz on July 30, 1958. Simon is survived by his wife, Kim (King), his 5 children, Kate (Oliver Peate), Tessa, Lucy (Tobyn Britt), Andrew (Natalia Moraes) and Matthew and his granddaughter, Daisy Britt. He is also survived by his sister, Sandie MacClancy and brother, Tim Perutz (Susanna Dunk). He is also greatly loved by his mother-in-law, Diane King, and her family.