Chris Hunt is stepping down as Rodenstock's managing director for the UK. He will continue to work as a non-executive director, at least until his replacement is named. Hunt has been running the British subsidiary of Rodenstock for 19 years, achieving major sales gains. In 1989 he founded the Rodenstock Club, a select group of independent opticians through which the German company markets its products in a pro-active manner, providing management and marketing tools and encouraging best performance through prize-winning contests. The club has 487 members.