Today, Eric Labbate, founder of Climate Control Systems, retires after an unprecedented 38 years of service. "This is a momentous occasion for our organization as we come together to reflect upon the incredible journey of our founder and say goodbye to a trailblazing leader who has devoted a significant portion of his life towards the growth and success of Climate Control Systems," the Climate Control Systems team says.
Eric has been the beating heart of the organization from the very beginning, steering the course of Climate Control Systems with insight, foresight, and initiative. "He has shown the way by creating a culture of innovation, excellence, and hard work that will continue to inspire us for years to come," they point out. "Few people can boast a career with such a level of dedication, passion, and success as Eric. Eric has been instrumental in bringing our company from its early days to its present status as a widely recognized and successful pioneer in the horticultural industry."
It is admittedly impossible for the team not to feel sentimental as they reflect upon Eric's achievements, as it is often difficult to encapsulate 38 years of success and accomplishment in just a few paragraphs. "But this moment is about more than just business statistics and innovations. It is about the remarkable impact that one person has made on an entire organization, and we will forever be grateful for his unwavering commitment and dedication to Climate Control Systems."
Eric's retirement is an occasion for celebration, as it marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. "We are confident that Eric will find fulfillment and joy in this new chapter of his life with family, growing vegetables, flowers, and personal endeavors. His legacy will serve as a guiding light for us as we continue to navigate the twists and turns of our journey. As we say goodbye to a highly respected man, we vow to continue to build upon the foundation that he has created.
"Finally, we would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Eric, whose vision and leadership have been an inspiration for decades. We are proud to be associated with a person of such stature, and we know that we have big shoes to fill. We wish Eric a happy, healthy, and fulfilling retirement, and we look forward to continuing his legacy with dedication and pride. Thank you for all that you have done for us, and congratulations on a successful career."