Guido Noselli passed away
Dec 11, 2006 2:23 PM
Guido Noselli, founder and chairman of Italian pro audio manufacturer Outline, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1 2006, following an incurable illness that allowed him just a year's life from its diagnosis. He was considered one of the world's top experts in his field. His patents and unconventional ideas received illustrious recognition, were published in the trade's "bibles" and will continue be so in coming years.
Guido happily shared his experience and knowledge, and whoever listened to or read what he had to say (from youngsters to seasoned pros) was immediately struck by the passion with which he talked or wrote from the heart.
Following the hundreds of e-mails and telegrams that the company has received from all over the world, these few words intend sharing the thoughts and feelings of all those who knew him personally and professionally.
"Guido was the ideal combination of intelligence, humanity and generosity. He was naturally magnanimous and generous with everybody, without expecting anything particular in return. When he received something for himself in exchange - however small or symbolic - he was so filled with a feeling of gratitude as to be embarrassed and even moved. He was really happy even with very little. Among his employees and collaborators, he was considered above all a paternal reassuring figure - sometimes even too good. He himself spoke tenderly of 'one big family' and without realizing it, assumed this responsibility with the diligence of every good father, and a great sense of duty, even in hard times and moments in which discouragement could easily have got the upper hand.
Very strict with himself and with great tenacity and spirit of sacrifice, he sometimes became edgy when his sons and staff had problems tuning in to something he already had clear in his mind, due to his inborn talent. But everybody knew this was a fault of one of his many qualities.
Even when concentrated on his work, he was deeply touched by any human events, immediately stopping what he was doing to offer his help. He would give first-hand help wherever it was needed. When he spoke about any topic, but particularly about pain, he seemed to have 'heavenly inspiration' and his words were soft and timeless. He seemed to talk to the divine part of people and his words deeply touched their spirit.
He was considered on of the world's top experts in his field. His patents and unconventional ideas received illustrious recognition, were published in the trade's "bibles" and will continue be so in coming years. Guido happily shared his experience and knowledge, and whoever listened to or read what he had to say (from youngsters to seasoned pros) was immediately struck by the passion with which he talked or wrote from the heart.
He experienced his illness with exemplary dignity and discretion. He is no longer physically with us, but will live on in his teaching, his example and the criticism - inevitable, but always correct - which he lovingly dispensed for his whole life. His life was studded with thoughts and actions full of quality and humanity, on many occasions even going against his own interests, but inevitably with the common good in mind and satisfying others before himself."
Thanks for the lesson of life you left us. We miss you TERRIBLY