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John Kimmel Retires From Acuity

ATLANTA, November 12, 2021 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today John Kimmel, Vice President – Strategic Accounts, will be retiring on December 31, after a 43+ year career with the company, primarily working with Acuity Brands’ many distributor partners.

Among his many accomplishments, John initiated Acuity Brands’ Distributor Marketing and Distributor Sales departments during the 1990s and has remained the ambassador to the company’s distributor partners for more than 25 years. John served twice on the NAED (National Association of Electrical Distributors) Manufacturing Council and has served on the NAED CAP (Channel Advantage Partnership) council since its inception. John has attended 114 NAED Conferences.

“On behalf of the entire Acuity Brands family, we would like to thank John for his unwavering dedication and many contributions to Acuity Brands, our customers, and the lighting industry,” said Patrick Murphy, Vice President, Strategic Accounts. “He has been a true friend to many in our industry and an honorable business partner. He is valued for his strong, unbreakable relationships throughout his impressive career.”

John began his career with Acuity Brands in 1978. He started out in the company’s Vermilion, OH factory, and worked his way up serving in many functions, such as Industrial Engineering, Quality Control, Quotations, Sales and, finally, Distributor Sales and Marketing.

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