Leandro P. Rizzuto, co-founder and chairman of the board of Conair Corporation, died on December 3 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Ronald Diamond, president of Conair Corporation, said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our leader. 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.”
Diamond added that the company will honor Rizzuto 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.
“It is what Lee would want us to do,” said Diamond, “and we’ll do it!”
The entire staff of the worldwide Conair Corporation extended its condolences to Rizzuto’s four children and the entire Rizzuto family. The family will announce arrangements as they are made. It is expected that Rizzuto’s funeral will be private. Memorial masses will be held for Conair’s worldwide employees to honor Rizzuto.