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Leviton Appoints New Managing Director for Leviton Middle East

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Leviton announced the appointment of Shady Youssef to Managing Director, Leviton Middle East (LME) with an effective start date of October 1, 2018. Youssef will replace current Managing Director Aldo Strawbridge, who will be retiring effective December 31, 2018.

Aldo Strawbridge, left; Shady Youssef, right

Leviton Middle East was established in 2008, focusing its efforts on networking and energy management solutions. With the acquisition of LED lighting company, JCC, based in the UK, the Middle East team quickly established presence in the lighting market. With this appointment, Youssef is expected to continue to build and expand Leviton’s business, driving the best solutions and service to its customers.

“We are excited to have Shady’s leadership to further build and develop the Leviton Middle East team,” said Bruno Filio, Leviton Vice President of International Business Development. “With over 12 years of professional experience in the Middle East in Network Solutions and Data Centers for major industrial and commercial projects, we look forward to having Shady’s expertise and leadership to continue to drive overall growth and success for Leviton Middle East.”

Youssef’s previous role as LME’s Regional Business Development Manager has been instrumental in growing and developing the Leviton brand, creating awareness, and delivering strategic transformation across the regions of Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt in the Middle East. His market knowledge, experience, energy, and no-nonsense approach brings outstanding leadership to Leviton. Leviton is confident that with this appointment, Youssef will create great value, support, and innovation to LME and its customers.

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