Following the tragic and sudden death of Ken Trenberth earlier this month, Spain-based furniture and viscom vendor Rocada has paid tribute to its popular UK Director and reaffirmed its commitment to the UK market.
Trenberth was an influential figure in the launch of the Rocada brand into the UK last year and helped the company gain traction in the business products channel, especially with mid-market resellers.
Immediate responsibility for building on Trenberth’s initial success will be assumed by Arnau Verdaguer Febrer, who has worked in Rocada’s export division for four years. He will report to the company’s Managing Director Marc Roca.
Speaking exclusively to Workplace360, Roca said: “Ken and I became good friends the day we met [pictured]. He was such a consummate professional and we had many business plans together. We will miss him as a wonderful person and the industry has lost a much-admired colleague – that is clear from the many messages of support we and Ken’s family have received from within the industry.”
Regarding the UK business, Roca added: “We are talking with Ken’s family about how we may keep the Trenberths involved as we are sure that would have been his wish. But while they navigate their immediate personal challenges, we are committed to building upon Ken’s legacy under the supervision of Arnau and hope that the UK business supplies community will support us in the same way they got behind Ken and the Rocada UK launch.
“Sadly, we must say RIP to our dear friend, but hopefully Ken’s memory will live on via the many brands whose success locally was largely due to his efforts, charisma and professionalism.”