Hendler Cited as 'Rainmaker' in Digital Solutions Market by Digital Connect Magazine

Chosen as one of Twelve Industry Experts Digital System Integrators Should Get to Know

Little Neck, NY May 3, 2006 -- Ian Hendler, Director of Automation Products for Leviton, was named in last month's issue of Digital Connect magazine as one of its 2006 "Digital Dozen" -- a distinguished group of industry experts digital integrators should get to know. The award recognizes the achievements of this elite group of industry leaders for the instrumental role they have played in developing and implementing digital solutions through the digital systems integrator channel.
The cadre of industry experts are profiled in the March 2006 issue of the magazine and heralded as "the people integrators should get to know to access the products, technologies, services and programs needed to grow business in the home, SOHO, small business and vertical markets."

Other members of the magazine's 2006 "Digital Dozen" represent such companies as Intel, HAI, Hewlett-Packard, Linksys, Microsoft and other industry giants. The nominations were made on the basis of the individual's visibility, accessibility, dedication to the industry and willingness to go the extra mile to seek out channel partners and integrators in the industry. Says Jay Ram, president of LifeStyle Networks, Allentown, Pa. of Hendler, "Ian has a vision that goes beyond the sole interest of Leviton to how the whole industry should evolve."

"We're certainly not alone in realizing what the integrators bring to the table," Hendler said. "The Digital Connect market is the place to be because the integrators don't focus on five installations a year; it's more of a volume play of relatively high-margin products."

Digital Connect targets professionals who install and integrate high-end systems in homes and small offices that operate at the intersection of information technology, home control, and entertainment. Hendler has played a key role in Leviton's future-intensive outlook in a rapidly-evolving business. He was also named by Custom Retailer magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the custom consumer electronics field and by Dealerscope magazine as one of its "40 Under 40." The son of Leviton President, Donald Hendler, he is the grandson of Harold Leviton, the company's CEO and Chairman of the Board. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362-2591, Phone: 1-800-323-8920, www.leviton.com.


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