Who is Howard Leight?
Leight is the founder of Howard Leight Industries. The company is active in in-ear hearing protection. He was born in 1949.
For over 30 years, Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss. Through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance, and comfort. And through the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs.
Leading solutions include the Max® single-use earplug. The patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation. QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry. And the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system.
The company also sells ear muffs and other hearing protectors. The IMPACT Sport is an electronic earmuff. It is designed to amplify surrounding sounds such as voices, machines, and warning signals to a safe level. Yet it provides good hearing protection.
Sold to Bacou
In 1998 Leight sold his company to a French company named Bacou. The purchase price was US$ 120 million in cash. In that year the company realized sales of US$48 million. Nowadays the company is part of the Honeywell Group.
Howard Leight Net Worth
Leight became a successful investor. His net worth is rumored to be around US$ 1 billion.
Malibu Rocky Oaks
Leight founded Malibu Rocky Oaks, a large wine label. Founded in 2003, Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard consists of 10 planted acres on a 37-acre plot. The vineyard has become one of the most recognized and awarded in the region. His son Howard Leight Jr is CEO at the company. The vineyard is now also a wedding destination.