Harold Leviton Passes On

Leviton’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harold Leviton, died Sept. 8. He was 90 years old.

Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Leviton grew up with electricity and a passion for the electrical business. While his young contemporaries were out playing stickball or softball on Saturdays, he regularly accompanied his father on visits to the family’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn factory, where he spoke to employees at all levels of the company and learned the business from the ground up.

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