Conair Co-Founder Leandro Rizzuto Dies
Leandro P. Rizzuto, co-founder and chairman of the board of Conair Corp., died Dec. 3 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.
Rizzuto founded Conair with his parents in 1959. Over the last 58 years, he and his family grew the small hair appliance and haircare company into a multinational housewares corporation. Today Conair is marketed in over 125 countries, together with its Cuisinart, Waring, BaByliss and many other world-renowned brands.
“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.”
The family will announce arrangements as they are made. Memorial Masses will be held for Conair’s thousands of worldwide employees to honor Rizzuto.