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Legrand® Targets Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Public Policy with Appointment of Susan Rochford


 

Susan RochfordWEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 2, 2010) – Legrand, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, today announced the appointment of Susan Rochford as Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Public Policy for Legrand in North America.  

In this position, Rochford will be responsible for advancing Legrand North America’s progress in setting and achieving sustainability goals and commitments, as an organization and in the marketplace.  In this capacity she will work closely with all the Legrand North America entities to identify, design and deliver sustainable products and solutions to meet the needs of the customers they serve.

“Our distribution and contractor partners understand the critical need for energy efficiency and sustainability in the companies they work with and products they sell,” said John Selldorff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Legrand North America. “Susan’s tremendous experience in these areas will allow Legrand to focus its efforts on bringing more energy-efficient products to market; being a more sustainable company that reduces costs and its environmental footprint; and playing a positive role in the formation of public policy in areas critical to our economic future and national security.”

Renowned for its inventive, dependable and stylish products, the Legrand brand is present in more than 180 countries and has a workforce of over 30,000 people. With a clear focus on electrical and information networks and applications, Legrand is passionate about improving systems and networks wherever people live and work. Legrand products and technology can be found in every building type from homes, to schools, to commercial buildings, to government facilities.

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About The Legrand Group

Legrand is the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 30,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth.  Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us