Founder of Zip Industries.

Zip Industries founder, Michael Crouch (pictured) passed away on Friday 9 February. He owned and led the Zip business for over 50 years.

In a letter shared with Appliance Retailer, Zip Industries CEO, John Doumani said Michael was a true pioneer and inspiration for the industry and Australian business community.

“All of us at Zip owe Michael immense appreciation and respect for creating the wonderful business we work in today. Zip always was and always will be Michael Crouch’s amazing creation.

“Beyond Zip, Michael’s philanthropic generosity in supporting the Arts, Education and the Community is without parallel. A truly great Australian.

“For me, personally, I can honestly say that Michael was one of the most amazing people I have ever met, and ever will meet,” he said.