It is with great sadness that Leviton Manufacturing Company announces the passing of its chairman and chief executive officer, Harold Leviton, age 90.

Leviton passed away the afternoon of Saturday September 8, 2007 with his family at his bedside. The staff of the Leviton Company will deeply miss him and are comforted by the legacy of market innovation, philanthropy, and goodwill he leaves behind.

Harold Leviton’s dedication to the electrical industry and its key professional associations is legendary. He served on many industry association and civic boards over a span of decades, rarely missing a meeting. Well into his late 80s he traveled around the world to position his third-generation family business, formed at the turn of the century, into a global industry leader.