I stopped by the headquarters recently and my attention was immediately drawn to a poster size “Proclamation” from the Governor, M. Jodi Rell congratulating the Conair Corporation on its 50th Anniversary as a business and its 25th anniversary as a business located in Connecticut. In honor of this milestone, Rell has declared October 9, 2009 to be CONAIR CORPORATION DAY in Connecticut!
Conair's 50 Year Timeline. (Click to enlarge)
Based in Stamford, Conair has 25 brands including our own professional lines such as BaByliss PRO, Rusk, Conair Pro, Forfex and Satin Smooth; as well as the very cool Scunci hair accessories. This is particularly fascinating considering the Rizzuto family began the Conair journey 50 years ago in Brooklyn, NY with a $100 investment. It is now a multinational corporation with annual gross sales of more than $2 billion. Wow.
1959: Lee Rizzuto and his parents launched Continental Hair Products with a $100 investment.
Leandro P. Rizzuto, Founder/Owner of Conair Corporation, established 1959.
I had to ask my buddy, Vice President of Public Relations, Babe Rizzuto, what her founder dad had to say. “My father is a modern day genius, a true visionary. If you ask him what’s his greatest accomplishment looking back, he prefers to look forward.” These next 50 years should be interesting!
To find out more about Conair, visit www.conair.com/50years.