Walt Zerbe to Join Legrand as Product Manager

Industry Veteran Brings Experience and Vision to Product Management Team

MIDDLETOWN, PA, April 10, 2012 - Legrand, the leader in home technology systems, today announced that audio industry veteran Walt Zerbe will re-join the company as Product Manager, beginning April 23, 2012. The announcement was made by Fritz Werder, Vice President and General Manager of the Legrand brand of Home Systems.


"Walt boasts a long list of well-deserved accomplishments and accolades, and we're extremely excited to welcome him back into the Legrand family as a valuable addition to our outstanding product management team," Werder said. "We're really looking forward to the contributions he'll make to Legrand's dynamic line of audio and entertainment products."

In his new role, Mr. Zerbe will be responsible for the implementation of new audio and entertainment products that speak to the needs of today's consumers, with equal focus on innovation and real-world applications. He will be based out of the company's headquarters in Middletown, PA.

"With audio consumption on the rise and digital communications now a part of our daily existence, Legrand is in the ideal position to build products that support these growth areas," said Mr. Zerbe. "I'm thrilled to be part of such a forward-thinking company."

Mr. Zerbe's appointment marks a return to Legrand, where he was a Product Manager before leaving in 2007 to explore new opportunities with Russound. He is the recipient of several industry awards for his creative design and commitment to customer satisfaction - including the 2012 CES TechHome Leadership Award - and chairs several industry groups.

About Legrand

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 is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. www.legrand.us

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