Acuity Brands president to speak at KSU

John K. Morgan‚ President & Chief Development Officer of Acuity Brands‚ Inc. will…

Georgia (Mar 17, 2004) — Acuity Brands president to speak at KSU

Terri Thornton


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John K. Morgan‚ President & Chief Development Officer of Acuity Brands‚ Inc. will deliver the Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture on Mon.‚ April 5‚ 2004. Acuity Brands Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta and includes Acuity Brands Lighting and Acuity Specialty Products. The company employs 11‚400 people in North America‚ Europe and Asia.

The event‚ sponsored by the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ will take place at 2:00 p.m. in room 151 of the Burruss Building on the KSU campus. The lecture is open to the public.

Morgan is expected to discuss Acuity’s international operations. These include its fully developed manufacturing‚ sourcing and sales operations in Mexico. He will also cover the company’s push into China. Acuity expects China to be an important area for sourcing component parts.

“Learning about the real impact of international business will be invaluable for our students‚” says Coles College Dean Tim Mescon‚ who also holds the Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Entrepreneurial Management. “The discussion of Acuity’s ventures into Mexico and China should be an excellent educational opportunity‚” he adds.

The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series brings some of the nation’s top business leaders to the KSU campus to interact with students‚ faculty and members of the business community. For more information‚ call the dean’s office at (770) 423−6425.


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