Alberto Rossini

1934 – Alberto Rossini is born in Carate Brianza; his parents (Pietro and Anna) own a public house in the hamlet of Realdino. He has three sisters: Amelia, Irma and Marisa.
1954 – He bought his first sculpture by the sculptor Negri who was contacted for the construction of his father’s tomb died some years ago.
1968 – He got married with Luisa Terruzzi
1969 – Thanks to its consolidated experience gained in mould making by a leader company he established RANGER ITALIANA in Carate Brianza that became a leader in molding of plastic materials in a short time.
1969 – The first son named Matteo is born
1970 –The second son named Pietro is born
1972 – The mould making was supported by the Department of thermoplastic materials moulding and then Rangerplast was founded
1973 – Ranger Italiana produced the world-first bumper mould in SMC (fiberglass polyester) for Renault 5
1974 – The third son named Marco is born
1975 – Vice-president and then President of the football team Caratese Calcio.
1976 – He participated in Vasaloppet and different world-famous cross-country skiing races
1983 – He started to build his villa designed by a famous architect Gianfranco Frattini
1985 – He started his collaboration with VITRA, one of Europe’s leading furniture companies which produces seat components that have made the history of design (Panton Chair, Persona (Architect Mario Bellini), Vis-a-Vis (Architect Antonio Citterio)
1986 – An armed robber went up to him with his whole family gathered in the old villa of Briosco and then they moved to the new villa.
1987 – He supported initiatives of the theatre company Glauco Mauri with whom he formed a close friendship
1988 – The artist Franz Stähler exhibited his latest works in the park of his villa and he became a close friend
1989 – The beloved son Pietro died in a car accident
1991 – He organized a major exhibition of Pietro Consagra at the at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (the first Italian contemporary artist who exhibited in this museum)
1994 – He suffered a brain hemorrhage from which he recovered perfectly
1995 –His company started a business partnership with Ferrari: Ranger became the first supplier of plastic parts and composite materials, then followed by Audi, Porsche, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Maserati, Rolls Royce and all the most important sector brands
1998 – He received the most desirable Guggenheim Business and Culture Award
1998 – He supported the famous French artist César in the project ‘Milan Suite’, then exhibited at the Fondation Cartier in Paris

1999 – He had a bad fall on the famous black ski run, the ‘Canalone’ track in Madesimo, and broke several bones, but he recovered perfectly
2000 – He carried out this project ‘the House of Peace’ with the architect Massimiliano Fuksas at the Venice Biennale (on this occasion he met Shimon Peres)
2000 – He founded Ranger Deutschland
2002 – Acquisition of the factory in Piacenza using RTM (resin transfer moulding) specialized in moulding and manufacturing of whole cabins for company Astra belonging to Iveco.
2003 – Acquisition of Matra Composites, a moulding company in France specialized in moulding and painting of car components for Renault/Peugeot (Ranger France)
2003 – He funded a sculpture made by the artist and friend Consagra for the European Parliament in Strasbourg
2004 – His restaurant LEAR (Luisa and Alberto Rossini) obtained 1 Michelin star
2005 – Rangerplast was rewarded among the top 500 European companies for the highest rate of growth (Growth 500), reaching the thirty-third position, the second among Italian companies.
2005 – He funded the creation of the sports centre in Briosco entitled to the memory of the son Pietro, to be used by the football team of Briosco that has been financially supported by him for years
2005 – He won Ernst and Young’s New England Entrepreneur of the Year award in the category ‘Quality of life’
2006 – Great exhibition of his art collection at Villa Mirabello in Monza
2007 – He funded Ranger Shanghai.
2007 – The exhibition pavilion, so keenly wanted by him in his park and designed by the famous architectural firm ‘Site’ in New York (James Wynes), was inaugurated
2009 – As a result of the serious global crisis in the automotive sector he sold off the Group Ranger by a winding-up proceedings
2010 – He funded Ranger Composites in Castelletto Cervo (Biella)
2011 – An armed robber went up to him and his wife in Briosco
2012 – The construction of the cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Djougou of the Bishop Don Paolo Veira, funded by him, was finished
2014 – Purchase of his last sculpture by the Mexican artist Raymundo Sesma
2014 – Exhibition at the Serrone (Big Greenhouse) of the Royal Villa in Monza of his art collection ‘The Golden Age Of Modern Italian Sculpture’
2015 – Alberto Rossini died on 13th May in his house of Briosco, one month after his greatest dream came true: ‘Rossini Art Site’ was open to the public

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