December 1, 2021
In addition to serving as President and COO of Leviton for the past six years, Daryoush Larizadeh has stepped into the CEO role, succeeding Don Hendler, who has been appointed Chairman of the Board as past chair Stephen Sokolow becomes Chairman of the Board Emeritus.
“Daryoush has been instrumental to Leviton’s success as President and COO and played a pivotal role in helping to navigate our employees and customers through a global pandemic,” Hendler stated. “His proven performance and leadership skills will continue to shape Leviton’s future as an innovative leader in the industry.” Hendler held the title of CEO since 2007 following the passing of Harold Leviton, whose father founded the company in 1906. Larizadeh is only the fourth CEO since the company’s founding 115 years ago.
“I am honored and humbled to take on the role of CEO at a company that’s been built on a long and successful history of innovation,” Larizadeh remarked. “Working closely alongside Don as President and COO has provided me with an unparalleled learning experience, and I am excited to build on the legacy that Don and our two previous CEOs have built during our 115 years of existence.”
Hendler takes over the role of Chairman of the Board from Stephen Sokolow, who will become Chairman of the Board Emeritus while remaining an Executive Vice President.
The Leviton board remains unchanged with Hendler, Sokolow, Andrew Kriegman, and Lucy Guilherme continuing in their current responsibilities. As CEO, Daryoush Larizadeh will continue to report to the Leviton Board of Directors.