Hubbell Inc.

has announced the appointment of Scott H. Muse as group vice president; he was also elected an officer of the corporation by the company's board of directors. He succeeds Wesson M. Brown who is retiring after more than 26 years with Hubbell. Muse will have overall responsibility for all operations of Hubbell, which he joined in April 2002 with its acquisition of Lighting Corporation of America (LCA).

Muse's association with LCA began in 1993 when he was appointed president of Progress Lighting. He successfully restructured that operation and instituted a market-driven strategy that strengthened sales, reduced operating costs, and forged innovative strategic alliances that expanded distribution channels and increased market penetration.

"Scott Muse is a proven, disciplined manager," said Timothy H. Powers, Hubbell president and CEO, "who has delivered steadily increasing returns. Scott has 23 years of experience in the lighitng and electrical product industries, and a record of acomplishment in virtually every functional area of management: sales, marketing, operations, and general management. His skills and those of the unit managers reporting to him will be the key contributors to Hubbell's plan for aggressive growth in lighting products."