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Donald J. Hendler

Chairman of the Board

Don Hendler is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Leviton. Don has been with Leviton since 1967. Under Don’s leadership, Leviton has grown to become one of North America’s largest manufacturers of electrical and electronic wiring devices, data connectivity, energy management systems, and lighting. 

During his 50-plus years at Leviton, Don has served in various roles. He was appointed President of Leviton in 2005, and in 2007 was named Chief Executive Officer. Don is only the third person to hold the title of President since the company’s inception in 1906.

Under Don’s guidance, Leviton has significantly expanded the breadth and depth of its product and service offerings, venturing into emerging growth and global markets such as the network solutions sector, residential structured cabling, whole-house automation, lighting, lighting management systems, energy management and metering. In 2021, he stepped down from his position as CEO and assumed his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Don is a recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the American Heart Association. Throughout his career in the industry, Don has served on the Education Foundation for the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), the Advisory Committees of both the IMARK Group and Affiliated Distributors (AD), as well as the Chairman of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, a standards body and trade association headquartered in Washington, DC. He was the 2021 recipient of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Bernard Falk Award, in recognition of outstanding achievement in technology, management, marketing, international trade, education, public affairs, or any other field important to the electro industry. Don holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Franklin and Marshall College.