Derrick Ross, chief executive of Arri GB, recently made his retirement official. Ross announced his plans to retire nearly three years ago.

In 1983, Ross set up Arri’s UK subsidiary to help the German-owned company develop a market presence in lighting and film laboratory equipment, which would complement its sales of movie cameras.

Over the years, Ross has helped the company to grow and strengthen, increasing turnover from 1 million to a current 30 million. The company now has two subsidiaries, a world-wide network of over 40 distributors, with operators in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and China, and over 150 employees at its UK head office.

Ross now lives on the Isle of Wight where he indulges in his hobbies of cricket, computers, and family history. Although he has not been actively involved in the day-to-day management of Arri GB for the past two years, Ross’ business methods and practices remain at the core of the company’s philosophy.