Two Acuity Brands experts receive prestigious IES awards

Dec. 12, 2012
Date Announced: 12 Dec 2012 ATLANTA – Acuity Brands Lighting experts Richard Heinisch and John Selander were acknowledged for exemplary contributions to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and lighting industry during the 2012 IES Conference in November. Heinisch, manager of energy and environmental standards for Acuity Brands Lighting, received the IES Presidential Award recognizing his efforts to improve energy management and for over 15 years of service developing ASHRAE IES energy standards. Selander, director of specification sales for Acuity Brands Lighting, received a Recognition Award for his leadership on the IES Board of Directors since 1999.“Acuity Brands is at the forefront of the lighting industry thanks to experts like Heinisch and Selander,” said David Grimm, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Channel Marketing. “It is visionaries and dedicated industry professionals like these that enable Acuity Brands to advance lighting technology and industry standards.”For information about digital lighting, controls and daylighting innovations from Acuity Brands, visit For more information about the IES, please visit Acuity BrandsAcuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2012 net sales of over $1.9 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company's lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.About Illuminating Engineering Society The IES is a collegial community dedicated to improving the lighted environment. It is composed of a diverse membership, all with an interest in and a dedication to good lighting. Over one thousand of these members serve on committees, most serving on the Society’s document development committees; these committees develop standards, design guides, technical memoranda, lighting energy management materials, guidelines and lighting measurement, testing and calculation guides.

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