Daryoush Larizadeh has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. A member of Leviton’s executive committee and senior management team, Larizadeh will serve as chairman of the company’s operating committee, overseeing day-to-day operations and execution of Leviton’s annual plan and operating budget. With his new position, he will retain responsibility for the company’s voice and data, OEM, lighting management systems, international, residential and industrial/commercial businesses. Larizadeh joined Leviton in 2001. In 2005, he was named senior vice president and joined the company’s executive committee. Bob Becker has been appointed vice president and general manager of the company’s new Residential Business Unit. The new business combines Leviton’s Residential Products and Integrated Networks and Controls. Becker joined Leviton in 2003 as vice president and general manager of Leviton Integrated Networks and Controls and is credited with consolidating the company’s residential lighting control and structured cabling businesses. Becker will focus on expanding the company’s line of contractor- and consumer-friendly products, streamlining business processes and developing long term plans for the company’s residential business.