Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Melville, N.Y.): Daryoush Larizadeh has been named president, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as chief operating officer (COO). As president and COO, Larizadeh will manage all of the company's operating units worldwide. He will continue to report directly to CEO Donald Hendler.
Larizadeh, a 14-year veteran of Leviton, has been responsible for Leviton’s sales and operations globally since 2007. Today, Larizadeh oversees the company’s six business units, 13 manufacturing facilities and four market channels. Under his operational leadership, Leviton expanded into markets outside the U.S., including United Kingdom, China, the Middle East, South America and Asia Pacific. Larizadeh also played an instrumental role in the strategic acquisitions of Fiber Connect, Integrated Metering Systems, Home Automation, Inc., JCC Lighting and Intense Lighting. These actions helped further position Leviton for future growth in its current businesses and new end markets. Larizadeh becomes only the fourth
Larizadeh holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Operations Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.