Bathroom and surfaces brand RAK Ceramics has announced the passing of its former UK chairman and managing director, Rob Jull.
A familiar name in the KBB industry for 40 years, Rob Jull started selling bathroom suites in a Bognor Regis hotel car park, with his father Leslie who was the co-founder and owner of LEC Refrigeration.
He 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 Jull helped design new products to appeal to the UK and European markets.
Under his leadership, RAK Ceramics reportedly became the largest supplier of fireclay sinks and the majority of the sanitaryware ranges that he designed are still available today.
“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 Jull leaves behind his wife, Veronica, three sons and five grandchildren.