Leviton Expands International Operations with Appointment of Valiente as Specification Engineer for Puerto Rico

Melville, New York, June 16, 2010 -- Leviton Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Valiente as Specification Engineer for the company's operations in Puerto Rico. In his new role, Valiente will provide specification support for Leviton's lighting energy management and network management systems, as well as its electrical infrastructure solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Valiente will focus on developing specification training, sales support materials and specialized programs for distributors, contractors, architects and end-user communities.

Valiente arrives at Leviton with formidable experience in marketing, sales and technical solutions specification. His prior industry experience includes posts as a system designer and sales representative for Light Systems Design, where he developed next generation systems for homes and business, and for Intellihomes, where he led the design, sales, coordination and installation of integrated networking systems and residential electronics. He also worked as a supervisor for a market research firm, Research & Research directing field research operations in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and South America.

"Francisco is a highly focused, goal-driven professional with an exceptional skill set and solid management experience. His reputation for providing innovative solutions will help take our operations in Puerto Rico to the next level," said Gerardo Alatorre, International Business Management Consultant for Leviton.

Valiente holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.

About Leviton

Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings and homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton, and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals.


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