FROM FATHER TO SON
Soon after then, Enrico Pecci worked with his father to learn all management aspects of the company, to then take his place in 1946, aged 25, when Luigi prematurely disappeared. Friendly and extroverted, Enrico had a more modern input and the production was soon exported. He was able to delegate and involve others, and believed in the community values of the company. For him, rivals were potential business partners, and he vastly contributed to the development of the area surrounding Prato. He looked at the world as a source of opportunities and expansion, and created mills in Peru and South Africa, in business partnerships with other entrepreneurs from Prato, aiming at intensifying the export to the most relevant markets worldwide. On one side rigorous and strict, on the other side sociable and keen to develop relationships, for many years he was the President of the Industrial Union of Prato, immediately after the crucial phase of the post-war. Enrico concluded large and important deals, overseas mainly, which were crucial for the recovery of the district and to re-build cities that were destroyed during the war.