ORANGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2002--Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) today announced the appointment of Scott H. Muse as Group Vice President - Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
He was also elected an officer of the corporation by the Company's Board of Directors. He succeeds Wesson M. Brown who is retiring after more than 26 years of service to Hubbell.
Mr. Muse, 45, will have overall responsibility for all operations of Hubbell Lighting, Inc., which is a core business platform for the Company and one of the leading lighting fixture manufacturers in North America. The platform supplies a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lighting products to industrial, commercial, and institutional applications and is the largest manufacturer of residential and light commercial decorative fixtures in the United States. Mr. Muse joined Hubbell in April of 2002 with the Company's acquisition of Lighting Corporation of America (LCA), which he had headed.
"Scott Muse is a proven, disciplined manager," said Timothy H. Powers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hubbell Incorporated, "who has delivered steadily increasing returns. Scott has 23 years of experience in the lighting and electrical product industries, and a record of accomplishment in virtually every functional area of management: sales, marketing, operations, and general management. His skills and those of the unit managers reporting to him will be the key contributors to Hubbell's plan for aggressive growth in lighting products, and represent a management team that is second-to-none in the industry."
Prior to joining Hubbell, Mr. Muse's association with Lighting Corporation of America began in 1993 when he was appointed President of Progress Lighting. He successfully restructured that operation and instituted a market driven strategy that strengthened sales, reduced operating costs, and forged innovative strategic alliances that expanded distribution channels and increased market penetration. Under his leadership, Progress Lighting moved to the forefront of the industry with substantial growth in sales, profits, and return on investment. His achievements led to successive promotions culminating with overall responsibility for all of LCA's operations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Muse held management positions of increasing responsibilities with Hanson Industries, Thomas Industries, and American Electric. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration awarded in 1979 by Georgia Southern University, which in 1996, also honored him as the Business School's Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Muse will be based at the headquarters of Hubbell Lighting, Inc. in Spartanburg, SC, and will continue his active participation in industry associations including the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. He also serves as a Committee Chairman for the American Lighting Association.
Hubbell Lighting, Inc. has annualized sales exceeding $800 million and operates manufacturing facilities in ten states. In addition, the company has operations in Mexico, Puerto Rico and China. Hubbell Lighting, Inc. distributes its products from centers strategically located throughout North America. Its products comprise the lighting industry's most prominent portfolio of brand names:
Alera Lighting(R): Specification-grade commercial and institutional architectural fluorescent fixtures for offices and institutional facilities
Architectural Area Lighting(R): Architectural outdoor lighting including floodlights, step lights, sconces, bollards, and poles in both period and contemporary designs for commercial and industrial applications.
Columbia(R): Specification and commercial grade fluorescent lighting products for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential applications
Devine(R): Architectural outdoor lighting specializing in wall-mounted fixtures and step lights
Dual-Lite(R): Commercial and industrial life safety products including exit signs, emergency lighting equipment and inverter power systems
Hubbell(R): Outdoor, industrial and environmental products for industrial and commercial markets
Hubbell Entertainment(R): Specialized luminaries for stage, arena, and concert facilities
Kim(R): Outdoor area and architectural fixtures combining custom design, high performance optics and elegant styling for area, roadway, pedestrian and landscape lighting
Moldcast(R): Outdoor lighting products including bollards, area and street lighting fixtures, as well as wall mounted fixtures
Prescolite(R): Recess and surface mounted down lighting and track lighting for commercial, design and build, and residential applications
Prescolite Life Safety(R): Economical contractor grade emergency lighting units and exit signs for commercial and industrial markets
Progress(R): Residential and light commercial decorative lighting fixtures including chandeliers, hall and foyer, sconces, track, recessed, as well as outdoor, and landscape lighting
Security(R): Outdoor and indoor area and building lighting fixtures specially designed for commercial and retail facilities
Spaulding(R): Outdoor lighting for commercial applications such as shopping malls, restaurants, automobile dealerships and office complexes
Whiteway(R): Outdoor and canopy lighting for the retail petroleum market including service stations, convenience stores and truck stops
Sportsliter Solutions(R): Complete sports lighting product package for indoor and outdoor sports, park, and recreation facilities
Sterner(R): Specification grade and custom design luminaires for area and site lighting, sports and arenas
Certain statements contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual and future performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include: achieving sales levels to fulfill revenue expectations; unexpected costs or charges, certain of which may be outside the control of the Company; general economic and business conditions; and competition.
Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for commercial, industrial, residential, utility, and telecommunications markets. With 2001 revenues of $1.3 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, participates in a joint venture in Taiwan, and maintains sales offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, People's Republic of China, and the Middle East. The corporate headquarters is located in Orange, CT.
Thomas R. Conlin