Acuity Brands’ CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Acuity Brands’ CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

ATLANTA — EY recently announced that CEO Vernon J. Nagel of Acuity Brands, Inc. received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 National Award in the distribution and manufacturing category. Now in its 30th year, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Nagel was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, CA on November 19.

Nagel commented, “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the 12,000 associates at Acuity Brands who demonstrate that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and continues to thrive at our company.  We continue to build on our rich legacy of excellence, growth, and innovation to provide great returns for our shareholders, superior value for our customers, and growth opportunities for our associates. Our passion and intense focus continue to be centered on creating lighting and building management solutions that deliver superior quality, energy efficiency and performance.  This award is a tremendous recognition of the success of our associates whose superior teamwork has generated industry-leading performance.” 

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