David Caulfield, BA Components sales and marketing director, has passed away after a short illness.
The KBB doors-to-drawers firm, which has manufacturing sites in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, and Doncaster, made the announcement on its LinkedIn page.
It said: “It is with great sadness we announce that David Caulfield, our sales and marketing director passed away this morning after a short illness.
“David was a passionate advocate for life, he was naturally talented with great business vision and was highly respected in the KBB industry.
“His contribution to BA for over 12 years cannot be underestimated locally, nationally and internationally.
“For those who met him personally, he was an unbelievable force with a vivid personality to match.
“Since his diagnosis of a brain tumour 91 days ago, David’s steely determination to win his fight against cancer had many avid followers eagerly awaiting his daily insight on his emotional journey.
“Through his good days and bad days David’s overriding wish was for us all to take stock of life, get the right work balance and spend time enjoying it to the fullest. David, you were a mentor, a work colleague, a comedian, a leader and most of all a friend.”
BA Components chief executive Nick Corlett said: “We will all have our personal memories of David. Mine were all good times. You will be missed.”
Family-owned Northern Ireland-based BA Components partnered with private equity firm H2 18 months ago to fulfil its vision of becoming the UK’s number-one door and furniture component manufacturer in the UK.
According to its website, the company has more than 1,000 kitchen and bedroom dealers around the UK.