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[January 08, 2013]

Jay McLellan Named Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- HAI by Leviton announced today that president Jay McLellan has been named Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). In his newly appointed role, Mr. McLellan will oversee the strategic direction of the CEA, the nation's preeminent trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies.


"As a member of CEA for more than 20 years, I have witnessed the industry's rapid advancement, and feel honored to be named Chairman of the Executive Board," expressed Jay McLellan. "CEA represents $206 billion of economic activity in the United States, and works to promote innovation and a healthy economy to bring new technology, entertainment, jobs and prosperity to consumers across the nation." Mr. McLellan has been an active member of the CEA's TechHome division board since its founding in 1989, taking on numerous leadership roles within the organization, including most recently serving as the vice chair of the Executive Board in 2011.

Mr. McLellan cofounded Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) in 1985, and served as the company's CEO and president until August 2012, when HAI was acquired by Leviton. In his current role with HAI by Leviton, Mr. McLellan oversees all facets of the business unit's development, production and sale of residential and commercial controllers, sensors, lighting control devices, thermostats, touchscreens, audio and Internet controlled devices.

About HAI by LevitonHAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in automation and security, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices - from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products - through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About LevitonLeviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

About The Consumer Electronics AssociationThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

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