"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," said Ronald T. Diamond, president of Conair Corporation. "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. Diamond says the company will honor 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," said Diamond, “and we'll do it!"
Rizzuto founded Conair with his parents in 1959. Over the last 58 years, he and his family grew the small hair appliance and hair care company into a multinational corporation. Today Conair is marketed in over 125 countries, together with its BaByliss, Cuisinart, Waring and many other world-renowned brands.