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News > BREAKING NEWS: Conair Corporation Announces The Passing Of Co-Founder and Chairman Leandro P. Rizzuto
December 5, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Conair Corporation Announces The Passing Of Co-Founder and Chairman Leandro P. Rizzuto

With great sadness, Conair Corporation has just announced the passing of Leandro P. Rizzuto, its beloved co-founder and Chairman of the Board. After bravely battling a long and difficult fight with pancreatic cancer, Leandro passed peacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday, December 3.

 

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our leader,” shares Conair President Ronald T. Diamond. “Mr. Rizzuto was a man who loved life and people, and deeply loved our company. He was our leader, mentor and teacher, encouraging those around him to always strive to do more than we thought we could do, and be greater than we thought we could be.”

 

The company will grieve the absence of its leader, honoring him by continuing to develop innovative new products that use emerging technology to improve the everyday lives and businesses of Conair’s consumer and professional customers all over the world. “It is what Lee would want us to do,” shares Ronald, “and we’ll do it!” The entire staff at Conair extends its sincerest condolences to Leandro’s four children and the entire Rizzuto family.

 

The family will announce arrangements as they are made. It is expected that Leandro’s funeral will be private and memorial masses will be held for Conair’s thousands of worldwide employees in honor.