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Leviton Hires New VP General Manager of Lighting

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Leviton has announced the hire of Philip G. Warner as the new vice president general manager of the Leviton Lighting Business Unit, with an effective start date of January 29, 2018. Warner will replace the business unit’s current VP GM, John Ranshaw, who will be retiring on February 23, 2018.

The Leviton Lighting Business Unit was established in April 2017, combining the capabilities of JCC, ConTech Lighting, Birchwood Lighting and Intense Lighting to deliver the broadest portfolio of innovative, high-performance and sustainable lighting solutions and fixtures in the industry. In addition to leading the business, Warner will be responsible for scaling the business through new channel development and expansion of current partnerships, increasing profitability and productivity, and streamlining processes.

“We are excited that Philip will be joining us in this role to further build, lead and drive the Leviton Lighting Business Unit,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s president and chief operating officer. “With Philip having more than 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, both in Europe and the Americas, we look forward to having him work with the broader leadership team to aggressively drive the division’s overall strategy and vision, a core pillar of the company’s growth plan and continued success.”

Warner joins Leviton from OSRAM, where he held the position of VP GM for the Americas region of OSRAM Global Management and focused on strengthening OSRAM’s leadership across all areas of integrated building eco systems as well as redefining the organization’s technologies and business models.

Commenting on his recent hire, Warner said, “To be a part of this highly respected organization and lighting division is a great honor. I would like to thank John Ranshaw, who has aligned all four lighting businesses into one successful unit. I look forward to bringing drive, passion and experience to ensure that the Leviton Lighting Business Unit will continue to grow and provide the most innovative solutions in the industry.”

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