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Lutron names two execs to serve as co-president

Ed Blair, left, and Ramin Mehrganpour have been named co-presidents of Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg. –

Lutron Electronics, a manufacturer of smart controls, has named two men as co-presidents of the Coopersburg-based company.

Ed Blair and Ramin Mehrganpour, who were both previously executive vice presidents, have been named as co-presidents as part of the company’s development of its leadership team.

Current president Mike Pessina, meanwhile, will continue to serve as co-CEO alongside co-CEO Susan Hakkarainen.

Pessina joined Lutron in 1976. He was appointed co-CEO in 2015.

Mehrganpour has been with Lutron for 20 years and has held a number of leadership positions in key sales and business areas, including director of international human resources and vice president of global sales.

“His leadership, operational and engineering backgrounds, high standards for service, and ability to scale our business globally, positions him for great success as co-president,” Hakkarainen said in a release.

Blair, who has been with Lutron for 23 years, previously was vice president and general manager of Lutron’s business development office and senior vice president of the residential systems business unit.

He was also responsible for leading Lutron’s 2018 acquisition of Ketra, which offers LED lighting solutions to homes and workplaces.

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