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Acuity Brands acquires Calgary’s Pathway Connectivity Inc.


October 5, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

October 5, 2011 – Acuity Brands has acquired Pathway Connectivity Inc., a manufacturer of networked data communications and interface equipment for architectural and entertainment lighting control applications. Established in 1985 and based in Calgary, Alta., Pathway designs and manufactures electronics that enable lighting control systems to communicate with intelligent lighting fixtures and power devices—even when they employ different communications protocols.

“For over 25 years, we have stretched the realm of the possible, integrating disparate lighting and controls systems for demanding theatrical and ‘architainment’ customers,” said Dave Higgins, Pathway founder, president and CEO. “We are excited to join an industry leader and begin integrating our skills and intellectual property in order to expand the market opportunity as part of Acuity Brands,” Higgins continued.

“The Pathway team brings advanced networking products and engineering capabilities to Acuity Brands that fits into our strategy of expanding the opportunities associated with integrating lighting and controls solutions. We welcome this talented team to the Acuity Brands family,” said Vernon J. Nagel, chair, president and CEO of Acuity Brands.