Giordano Riello, a gentleman explained as the father of Italian air conditioning, has died aged 97 at his house close to Verona.
The grandson of Ettore Riello, who fashioned Officine Fratelli Riello as a burner production firm in 1922, Giordano Riello created his 1st air conditioner in 1961, developing the Aermec brand name in 1963. Aermec considers by itself one particular of the initially, if not the incredibly first, air conditioning producer in Europe.
A prosperous entrepreneur, Giordano Riello was a pioneer and innovator in producing and know-how. Below his stewardship the enterprise grew from its beginnings in 1961, to grow to be 1 of the leading makers of air conditioners in Europe with above 1,700 workers and a turnover of practically €500m.
“Giordano was a fantastic inspiration, admired and renowned for his enthusiasm, electricity, and humanity. He experienced a purely natural capability to make every person sense genuinely valued and appreciated,” commented Paul Lawrence, MD of the company’s British isles subsidiary.