Leviton issues personnel announcements

December 11, 2007 -- Leviton's Brian Hansen has been named as president-elect of the BICSI board of directors. The company also appointed Dennis Manes to the position of senior applications engineer.

December 11, 2007 -- Leviton announced that Brian Hansen was elected as BICSI president-elect. Hansen will serve as president elect for 2008-09 and will begin his term as BICSI president in 2010.

Hansen previously served as BICSI treasurer, and is an RCDD/NTS, CSI and Leviton specification engineer. He says he plans to work "to make BICSI the leader in global standardization and to ensure greater membership benefits."

Hansen and his fellow newly elected BICSI officers will be inaugurated in January 2008 at the BICSI Winter Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL.

Seperately, Leviton Network Solutions Division announced that Dennis Manes, RCDD, has been appointed as the company's newest senior applications engineer.

According to a press release, Manes brings to Leviton more than 17 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He has experience in planning, design, consulting, project management, construction oversight, and training. He has worked in design, specification consulting and project management roles for state and city governments in the Western United States, and most recently worked at Davis Monthan Air Force Base as project manager on a communications infrastructure project.

Manes has also worked as an assistant engineer for aerial cable plant design on central office to central office fiber-optic infrastructure, and provided product and operational training on fiber-optic splicing, testing and installation methodology. He received a BS in business from Arizona State University and has to his credit Firestop training and instruction, as well as other extended education and certifications in the telecommunications field.

"One of my goals is to make sure that our products will not only function as designed but will also be 'trade friendly' for end users, contractors and installers," says Manes.

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