Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:06

The Loss Of A Great Friend

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of our former technical manager, Roger Swallow. Roger who was 69, passed away at home on Thursday the 9th of June. Not only had he worked for Rock Oil for over 10 years, he had a further 40 years within the lubricants industry and was extremely popular and very well respected by all who met him.

Technically gifted and known as The Doctor for his “tweaking” of formulae to give customers a bespoke product and the Company an absolute nightmare stocking such a wide range of blends! It is a little known fact that at one time we had more blend formulae than the mighty Shell, thanks to Rogers efforts to give every customer exactly what they wanted. In recognition to the service he had provided the lubricants industry, Roger won a lifetime achievement award from the British Lubricants Federation 8 years ago.

Although retired from full time duty, Roger commuted from his home in Halifax once a week to lend a hand and his vast experience to the technical department at Rock Oil. Roger was quite a unique person to work with; he was always smiling, always offering help and advice, well known for his dry sense of humour and wit, a good listener to your concerns. He possessed a special quality that made everyone who came into contact with him – like him. Roger always had time for a laugh, a joke and to share his “observations” on life, sport or the finer things!

He was a gentleman both in and out of work, with a fantastic sense of humour and our thoughts go out to his family. He will be greatly missed.

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