• Rod Blacka, Platinum CEO, Passes Away

    Platinum Stairlifts are saddened to report the passing of CEO Rod Blacka.

    Dear Friends of Platinum,

    It is with a huge amount of sadness and heavy hearts the Directors of Platinum have to inform you that Rod Blacka, our CEO, died suddenly on Saturday 17th September. It has devastated us all, we have lost a dear friend and valued colleague.

    Rod had been with us for 7 and a half years and during his time he led the company to record breaking sales levels and was a key figure in the growth of Platinum. Much more than that he was a strong leader and a good friend, it is heart-breaking for us to contemplate we won’t see him again.

    Rod worked tirelessly in this business and he set high standards by his example. His knowledge and skill helped Platinum immensely and his legacy is well founded within the company.

    Those of you who met him or had dealings with him will appreciate what a huge loss he is for us.

    This is a terrible time for his family and our hearts go out to his wife Charlotte, his three children and grandchildren. God bless them.

    Best regards,

    Tim Frear
    Chairman, Platinum Stairlifts