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WattStopper’s Steve Karg Presented with Award for Outstanding Contributions to the BACnet Community

Steve Karg

SANTA CLARA, CA November 2011 - At this year’s Facilities Decisions Conference & Expo, WattStopper Senior Engineer Steve Karg was presented with the German Shepherd award by BACnet International. BACnet International presented the award as part of its annual “Leaders of the Pack” program to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The Award Ceremony took place during the 2011 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 11-12, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and General Manager of Philips Teletrol explained that Karg was recognized because, “like a Swiss Army Knife, Steve Karg applies his varied skills to help produce the best that the BACnet community has to offer. McMillan continued, “Please join me in thanking and congratulating Steve and his WattStopper colleagues for their dedication to BACnet International and the BACnet standard.”
The German Shepherd award is given to an individual who is known for keeping the group in line and upholding the BACnet Standards.

Karg, who has worked on the BACnet standard for close to a decade, currently leads the BACnet Lighting Applications Working Group. The group is presently reviewing public comments on its Lighting Output object project. Karg comments, “It is important that lighting control manufacturers embrace open networking protocols, and make use of the standard network interfaces, messaging services, and objects. Doing this speeds product development and gives customers more flexibility and options when it comes to interfacing and building control.”

In November, Karg will participate in the BACnet’s 2011 Interoperability Workshop in Atlanta, GA. He will demonstrate multi-vendor interfacing, including WattStopper Digital Lighting Management products, and teach a workshop. 



Editorial Contact and Photos:
Rita Renner, Marketing Communications Manager
WattStopper | 2800 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Direct Tel: 408-486-7526, Fax: 408-988-5373

About WattStopper:
WattStopper (, a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range of products, programs, and services. Legrand (, located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.