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Paul McDowell

Principal/Owner

Paul McDowell is the Principal Owner of 16500 and oversees all departments. He was born in LA but grew up in Atlanta and went to the University of Georgia. He began his lighting career as a marketing trainee at Acuity Brands and landed in the Bay Area in 1985 working with the Acuity agent. In 1998 Paul and his then-business partner saw an opportunity, seized it and 16500 was born. In 2007, Paul became the sole owner of the company. Paul is into fitness and sports. Something you may not know about Paul until football season rolls around: he’s a huge fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!

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