Legrand Names Harrington as Director of Engineering
MIDDLETOWN, PA., January 12, 2015 – Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, today announced that Paul Harrington has joined Legrand North America as director of engineering. Harrington will lead the company’s home systems product development for its On-Q and Nuvo product lines.
“Paul’s knowledge and background in Ethernet technology and IP architecture made him an ideal choice for this position. His vast experience with connected devices will further enhance our mission to deliver differentiated, easy-to-use home automation systems and subsystems,” said Fritz Werder, VP and general manager of On-Q and Nuvo product lines. “We look forward to him leading our innovation strategy and the execution of our product roadmap.”
Harrington brings extensive leadership experience in software and hardware design, having most recently held the position of vice president of engineering for B&B Electronics, an OEM provider of connectivity and communications products. Prior to his time at B&B, Harrington held engineering positions for residential broadband solutions provider Westell and for data center equipment manufacturer Panduit.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $6 billion in 2013. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, WattStopper, Wiremold, and the recently acquired C2G and Quiktron product lines. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.com
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