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18th December 2013, Brescia

Tiberio Lonati passes away

SantoniTiberio Lonati has passed away at the age of 69. Mr Lonati, CEO and technical supremo at the Santoni Group died at his home in Brescia surrounded by family on Monday afternoon after a short illness.

Mr Lonati, a giant of the Italian and global hosiery machinery industry, was the technical force behind the Santoni seamless knitting revolution, one of the great textile technology stories of recent times.

Devastated family, friends and colleagues, who described Mr Lonati as a brilliant and generous man, paid their respects yesterday in Brescia, the home of the Italian hosiery machinery industry.

Mr Lonati’s obituary will be published in due course.


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  • norman jameson 11th March 2014 22:59PM

    I am sorry to learn of the passing of Tiberio . I met him the first time in the UK when I was a student,

  • Vijayakumar texlinesox 19th December 2013 3:38AM

    Great name in Hosiery industry and the Innovative technologies.RIP.........pray for this great human soul................

  • Editor 18th December 2013 13:27PM

    Tiberio is a huge loss to the hosiery industry and will be sadly missed. On the few occasions I had the opportunity to talk with him at length it was clear that he was someone a bit special. Our deepest sympathy goes to his friends, family and colleagues around the world.

  • Sandy Browder 18th December 2013 13:17PM

    Sad to hear this...Tiberio was a good man and I thoroughly enjoyed my working relationship with him over many years. He was a visionary that will be missed. My thoughts and condolences to his family.

  • Display Name 18th December 2013 13:03PM

    Mr. Tiberio Lonati is one of thr best person i had the oportunity to work as an Agen of Santoni in my country Chile. The world lost one of the great person in the textile innovation. Jorge Ancelovici Santiago. Chile Dec 18, 2013

  • ivkkiev 18th December 2013 11:49AM

    We express condolences to family, native and near. A great man went away from life! Earth swelled him.

  • A H Butt 18th December 2013 11:44AM

    We pray to GOD for his soul to rest him in heaven. Regards to his family member, friends and colleges A H Butt

  • Faisal 18th December 2013 10:41AM

    A bright chapter in the filed of hosiery closed...My hear goes with the family of the deceased....


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