ERJ staff report (TP)
Daventry, UK – Hankook Tyre UK announced the death of Barrie Horrocks, its UK Sales Director.
The firm said: “It is with deep regret that the company have had to announce the death of Barrie Horrocks who sadly passed away on Wednesday 19 February following his greatly fought battle against cancer.
“Barrie forged a long-standing career in the tire industry that spanned more than 26 years. Having completing 12 years’ service with the Hankook Tyre UK sales team with his most recent appointment as the UK Sales Director, Barrie made a significant contribution to the growth of the company during his time here. “
Dave Thorp, Hankook’s UK TBR Sales Manager worked closely with Barrie throughout his career within the industry.
Dave, who joined Hankook in 2006, reported directly to Barrie and said: “It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside Barrie during the years and we are all devastated by this sad news. Barrie’s endless enthusiasm in the workplace saw him become a recognised and respected authority within the company.
“His knowledge knew no boundaries and I am humbled to have learnt so much from Barrie during the years. I can confidently speak on behalf of the entire team here when I say that we classed him not only as a work colleague but as a friend whom we shall miss dearly.”