RAK Ceramics has announced the passing of its former UK chairman and managing director, Rob Jull.
Rob was a familiar name in the KBB industry for 40 years, at the start of which he could be found selling bathroom suites in a Bognor Regis hotel car park, with his father Leslie, who was himself the co-founder and owner of LEC Refrigeration. Rob quickly progressed to taking charge of his own retail outlet, before becoming an agent for many leading sanitaryware brands and creating a network of nationwide distributors.
When he was approached by the CEO of RAK Ceramics UAE, to represent and promote the brand in the UK, Rob worked tirelessly designing new products and innovations that would appeal to the UK and European markets. Under Rob’s leadership RAK Ceramics became the largest supplier of fireclay sinks and the majority of the sanitaryware ranges that he designed are still available today and play a part in the success of the RAK Ceramics UK story.
“Rob was a hugely inspirational figure who was influential in the bathroom industry, with RAK Ceramics and beyond. He certainly left his mark on the brand, and on the kbb sector as a whole. He will be sorely missed,” said Alvin Biggs, MD of RAK Ceramics.
Rob leaves behind his wife, Veronica, three sons and five grandchildren.