Leviton acquires Home Automation
By Alyssa Dalton
Incorporated in 1985, HAI offers various automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the internet.
HAI enhances Leviton’s current home automation offerings by providing “homeowners with solutions that combine security, energy management and entertainment controls, in user-friendly applications”, said Leviton.
HAI will operate as a new, standalone business unit, branded HAI by Leviton, and maintain operations in New Orleans, La. The new business unit will be managed by Jay McLellan, current CEO and president of HAI, who will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh, COO of Leviton.
“Leviton’s acquisition of HAI represents a significant expansion of our offerings in the residential market, and furthers Leviton’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technologies as affordable, easy-to-use solutions,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, COO of Leviton.
“We are proud to be part of the Leviton team, joining a company with a rich history and well-established brand,” added McLellan.