Acuity Brands, Inc., Atlanta, was selected as the IMARK Group's 2011 “Supplier of the Year.” Acuity received the award at IMARK's Annual Meeting. This is the second consecutive year that Acuity Brands has been awarded this distinction by IMARK members.

IMARK's distributor members judged suppliers based on annual sales growth and overall performance; marketing support for IMARK programs; new product promotion and communication activities; IMARK member training through IMARK University; and creative efforts to serve new IMARK members.

Bob Smith, President of IMARK, said, “Our membership was very pleased to once again announce Acuity Brands as the Supplier of the Year. The company continues to demonstrate outstanding support for our membership through all of the IMARK Marketing Programs. We are proud of our affiliation with Acuity Brands and the award is greatly deserved.”

“The quality and expertise of Acuity Brands' distribution network is unrivaled in the lighting industry,” said Geoff Marlow, Acuity Brands Lighting senior vice president, sales and channel management. “We are partnered for achievement with IMARK's membership to align, add value, provide complete solutions, and win in the market servicing our shared customers. It's indeed honored recognition when the members of IMARK, 1,100 strong, award Acuity Brands the distinction of Supplier of the Year. We look forward to continuing to exceed the expectations of our IMARK partners each and every year.”