April 4 2014.

Rock Oil boss Charles Hewitt is stepping down as managing director of the Warrington-based specialist lubricant manufacturer and will become its chairman. Effective from the 2nd of April, son Greg Hewitt will assume the role of MD.

In his 25 years as managing director, Charles has been instrumental in taking the company to the healthy and strong position it enjoys today, and has led the company to a record turnover with sales in over 40 countries worldwide. Charles was responsible for helping launch the Rock brand into the motorcycle market in the 80’s and early 90’s and his passion for motorcycle sport has never diminished. The company still prides itself on developing motorcycle products in the UK and has always strived to help support riders at all levels.

Greg has been with the business for 13 years and has also played a significant role driving the business forward. Charles will remain an active and prominent member of the management team and is confident of further growth for the company both on the home and international front.