Bertazzoni cooks up exciting designs
By Patricia Olsen
Thinking of Italy usually involves thinking of food. The Bertazzoni name has been part of that tradition since 1882. Founder Francesco Bertazzoni evolved from making scales for cheese makers to crafting wood-burning stoves in Guastalla, near Parma in the Northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Today the company makes luxury ranges and cooking appliances.
Fifth-generation president and CEO Paolo Bertazzoni, who joined the company in 1981, took over in 1999 when his father passed away. His sister Elisabetta serves on the board, and his daughter Valentina is brand manager. Son Nicola is vice president of sales.
Bertazzoni calls itself “the oldest family-owned …
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