Roca UK Appoints New Managing Director
Rashpal Sidhu, currently UK Finance and Service Director of leading bathroom manufacturer Roca UK, will succeed Alan Dodds as Managing Director from April 2022.
Rashpal Sidhu has over 15 years of experience on the Roca senior management team, driving the strategic direction of the business, and overseeing the company’s finance, customer service and warehouse operations to increase Roca’s performance and growth.
Rashpal Sidhu comments:
“I am hugely looking forward to taking on my new role and maximising the opportunities ahead for the Roca brand. 2021 will be a record year for the Roca Group in the UK and we have exciting plans for growth in 2022. With a strong team, innovative new products and major new initiatives to launch, we are set for an encouraging and positive year.’
Following 22 years of leading the Roca Group in the UK and Ireland, Alan Dodds will step down as Managing Director from April 4th 2022. Dodds will continue to be closely involved with the business and will be moving into the role of Chairman.
Alan Dodds says:
“I have worked very closely with Rashpal for many years and have absolutely no doubt that he will lead the company to an even more successful future. I am delighted to be staying on with the Group in a part time capacity, supporting Rashpal and the rest of the senior management team. During Q1 2022 I will work with Rashpal to ensure a smooth handover and transition, and I look forward to continuing our very successful collaboration”
Roca began life in 1917 as a manufacturer of cast iron radiators at its factory in Gavà, near Barcelona. From humble origins, the company has grown into a global business driven by a firm focus on improving the quality of life for its customers. Roca began producing vitreous china in 1936 and faucets in 1954 and continued to innovate with new designs, products and materials to provide the complete bathroom solution.
Roca prides itself on setting the standards in bathroom design, providing the best service standards and remaining true to its four core values: responsible, anticipating, in-touch and appealing. Roca’s constant investment in design and product manufacturing, entrepreneurial spirit and independence as a family-owned business, set it apart and demonstrate why it is globally recognised as a reference company in the bathroom space.
Now, Roca is a world leader in bathrooms. The company has over 23,600 employees, manufactures at 78 facilities around the world and is active in over 170 markets. In the United Kingdom, the company has been at the forefront of bathroom design for decades, even before the opening of its Leicestershire subsidiary in 1993.