VP, Public Policy
Lighting Ideas, Inc.
Senior VP & General Counsel
Craig Marquardt is Vice President of Design Engineering for Acuity Brands Lighting. He is responsible for the Optical Engineering Group, R&D Photometric Testing Lab, Lighting Design Applications Group, and White Optics Engineering.
Craig has worked in the Architectural and lighting design Industry since the late 70’s starting out as a Lighting Layout Draftsman with an Electrical Engineering Firm in Clackamas Oregon while attending Architectural School. Craig was hired by Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects in 1980 where he worked as an Architectural Designer and Illumination Designer, Craig worked on projects like the VA Hospital, Portland, Oregon, Portland International Airport, and US Bank Tower, Portland, Oregon. In 1994 Craig Started his own Design Firm with Offices in Seattle, WA., Portland, Or., and Oakland, Ca. He also opened a Bronze and Stainless-Steel Foundry in 1994 where he designed and built Large scale Chandeliers, Public Art and Private Commissioned Artwork in Stainless, Bronze, Glass and Stone. During Craigs career he has received several international awards from IESNA, IALD, AIA, Department of Energy, General Electricand one of his most coveted Awards was the Le Trophy for best illuminated Museum Worldwide, Awarded in Paris France for the Whyel Museum of French Fashion and Doll Art. Craig Also Worked Directly with Muhammed Ali on the “Muhammed Ali Center” Designing and installing the Lighting and Exhibit Experience.Other Projects: Bishop Museum Honolulu, HI., Sea-Tac International Airport, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA., and Fremont Street Experience Bridge, Las Vegas.
In 2008 Craig sold his Foundry and Closed his Architectural Lighting Design Business and Joined Acuity Brands Lighting Innovation Design Team where he has worked his way thru new LED product development for Indoor, Outdoor, Industrial, Architectural and Emergency Lighting products.
VP Design Engineering
Steve Lydecker is the Senior Vice President of Applied Integrated Solutions at Acuity Brands Lighting. With more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Lydecker has held lead roles in lighting controls, optics, luminaire innovations, software development as well as general management of luminaires and controls business units. His current role involves connecting nascent technologies to customers of scale to allow the next generation of LED lighting to achieve its full potential.
He is an inventor who is named on more than two dozen utility and design patents and other intellectual property for luminaire design, electronics, controls, wiring, digital communication, thermal transfer, LED color changing and renovation techniques, representing a significant portion of Acuity Brands lighting and controls revenue. Lydecker holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Senior VP of Applied Integrated Solutions
Technical Review Committee
David DiLaura, Kevin Leadford, Peter Ngai, David Ramer