Obituary - Renato Fiorotto
On 7th July 2009, Webmaster received an e-mail from Charmaine Fiorotto, wife of Valerio Fiorotto (Renato's brother,
also ex-Prince of Wales)
We are saddened to inform the Old Cambrian Society that Renato Fiorotto (Rhodes House 1962-7) passed away in
his home town Ogliano, Italy, on November 21 2008. He was working for Bauer Maschinen, and leaves his wife, Rosella
and two daughters, Carla and Lisa.
An extract from a publication announcing Renato's death:
Bauer’s Renato Fiorotto Passes
Renato Fiorotto passed away on November 21, 2008, in Ogliano, Italy at the age of 59 as a result of oral cancer. He is
survived by his wife, Rosella and daughters, Carla and Lisa.
Renato’s career in civil engineering started after his studies at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. He
then worked as a design engineer on works related to road construction. Because of his interests in on-site management
of construction projects, he moved to Iran in 1978 where he was Head of the Services Division for the construction of
the new harbor at Bandar Abbas. Later he became the onsite project engineer for construction of a highway in Liberia,
then working for a foundation contractor in Singapore.
In 1986 he settled permanently in Italy where he developed his expertise in the machinery and equipment required for
the construction of specialized foundations and became Director of Research and Development and geotechnical consultant
for a well-known manufacturer of such equipment.
In 2003 Renato joined BAUER Maschinen, an ADSC International Associate Member firm, as Director of Market Development
where he began a productive collaboration with the introduction of new methodologies for the building of specialized
foundations. He made a valuable contribution to the development and implementation of the technique for soil mixing,
termed “Cutter Soil Mixing” (CSM). His expertise also led to the development and introduction of lateral displacement
piles termed, Lost Bit Full Displacement Pile (FDP). BAUER Maschinen had the good fortune of appreciating and benefiting
from Renato’s extraordinary passion and professional skills, his dignity, his accessibility, and his sincere warm
friendship that made him an irreplaceable resource to his colleagues, and an unforgettable friend.