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Pathway Connectivity Adds Kerstin O’Leary and Rusty Mcbride to Sales Team

PLSN Staff • On the Move • September 11, 2020

Kerstin O’Leary and Rusty Mcbride

CALGARY, AB —Pathway Connectivity Solutions added Rusty Mcbride and Kerstin O’Leary to the company’s sales team. Kerstin will focus on dealer sales and training while Rusty will head up international and commercial sales.

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Rusty joins Pathway Connectivity most recently from the Acuity Corporate Accounts Atrius team. Having past lead sales positions with Philips Lighting Controls and Color Kinetics, Rusty has a long history in the lighting industry. In addition to his technical background, he has experience in both working with dealers and lighting commercial agents.

“I am excited to join a team with a long history of entertainment lighting network innovation and look forward to introducing them to new customers,” said Rusty Mcbride.

Kerstin is no stranger to the industry as she has spent a number of years in entertainment lighting. Most recently, Kerstin was with LEE Filters where she facilitated the sales team in her role as General Manager. She also brings to the company her experience in lighting control systems from her time as Product Specialist with Colortran and Strand Lighting.

“I’ve known and admired the Pathway products and team for many years, and look forward to adding to their success,” said Kerstin O’Leary.

David Ciccarelli, General Manager of Pathway Connectivity, commented, “I am thrilled to have Kerstin and Rusty on board. They’ve hit the ground running helping us create an excellent roadmap our customers will love. I look forward to having them play a key role in shaping the future of the company.”

Rusty is based in Michigan, where he enjoys sea kayaking, biking and downhill skiing in a small community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Kerstin is a California native based in Los Angeles, where she enjoys archery, hiking in the local foothills, and relaxing days at the beach. The Pathway team in Calgary, AB is thrilled to have Rusty and Kerstin on board and excited to have Pathway’s presence expand across North America.

Based out of Calgary, Canada, Pathway Connectivity, an Acuity Brands Company, is a leading manufacturer of entertainment lighting data distribution, networking and control products. Products include the Pathport DMX Management System and Vignette lighting control.

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