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