Giordano Riello, pioneer of air conditioners in Italy, has died

The Venetian entrepreneur died at the age of 97 in his home in the Verona area. In 1961 he had founded Aermec, a leading company in the sector

The entrepreneur Giordano Riello, pioneer of air conditioning systems in Italy, died at the age of 97 in his home in the province of Verona. In 1961 Riello had founded Aermec, today a leading company in the sector. The Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, recalled him on Twitter: “A protagonist of the Italian business world who has been able to combine the ability to do business and attention to social and labor issues”. Aermec is one of the first companies to produce air conditioners in Europe. Today the holding brings together five companies with more than 1,700 employees and revenues of over 500 million euros. Engineer Riello, born in 1926, called his employees collaborators: he was among the first to believe in the benefits of corporate welfare.

The condolences

“With Giordano Riello, a great Veronese entrepreneur and an absolute protagonist of Italian industry disappears – declared the President of the Chamber, Lorenzo Fontana -. Gifted with an extraordinary innovative vision, he was able to revolutionize his sector, significantly contributing to economic development and my deepest condolences go out to the family”. Touching words also come from Luca Zaia. “A great entrepreneurial innovator from the Veneto has died, capable of carrying her company, but also the entire sector, through decades of history, remaining steadfast in her ability to produce under the sign of technology and a new ability to do business “Where social commitment has gone hand in hand with economic growth. He will be greatly missed by Veneto and Italy”, declared the president of Veneto.