In 1949, he invented a modern ice resurfacer vehicle that was used to clean and smooth the surface of ice rinks.
He used his refrigeration equipment from his ice-making plant to create an ice rink in 1940.
His machine transformed the job of resurfacing an ice rink from a five-man, 90-minute task to a one-man, 15-minute job. He was inducted into the Ice Skating Institute's Hall of Fame in 1965
He had three children and died two months after his wife.
The commercial success of the Zamboni was spurred by Sonja Henie, who wanted two for her own use. The NHL's Chicago Blackhawks then wanted one as well.