Ed Ebrahimian Joins Acuity Brands as VP, Business Development to Advance the Company’s Smart City Initiative

June 06, 2018

Ed Ebrahimian Joins Acuity Brands as VP, Business Development to Advance the Company’s Smart City Initiative



ATLANTA – June 5, 2018 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today Ed Ebrahimian has joined the company’s Enterprise Solutions sales operations as Vice President, Business Development. Most recently, Ebrahimian was General Manager and Director, Bureau of Street Lighting for the City of Los Angeles, the second largest municipal street lighting system in the United States.  



During Ebrahimian’s tenure, the City of Los Angeles converted more than 180,000 streets lights to energy efficient and maintenance-friendly LED lighting, and initiated the deployment of additional technologies, such as remote monitoring and controls.  In his new role with Acuity Brands, Ebrahimian will offer his LED streetlighting conversion insight to customers, as well as lead Acuity Brands’ development of smart city offerings and its outdoor Internet of Things (IoT) program. 

“Ed’s prior experience with the City of Los Angeles street lighting initiative will prove to be an invaluable asset to our customers. Having been on the customer side of the desk, he will lend his first-hand, ‘lessons learned’ experience to municipalities, utilities and private entities on how to best leverage new smart city technologies,” said Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Audwin Cash.  “In addition, Ed will work with our teams representing Holophane® street lighting, American Electric Lighting® and ROAM® wireless outdoor controls to continue to evolve our smart city solutions.”

For more information, please visit our web site at street lighting and infrastructure solutions or outdoor controls.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Power Sentry®, IOTA Engineering®, Atrius™ and Lucid®. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.