M4 “Incubates” Energy Spinoff Company, Exergy Controls – Orange County Register

Brian Rotty, an engineering manager with Long Beach-based Exergy Controls, had just arrived home from his job and was sitting down to eat dinner with his wife one early evening in December 2012.

He was interrupted by a telephone call from a facilities manager at Cal State Fullerton who wanted Rotty to turn on all of the campus’ 500 outdoor lighting fixtures to full brightness – quickly. Some were dim, others off. Police needed the campus to be lit up as if it were daytime.

They were searching for jewel thieves who had made an armed heist at a Moreno Valley pawn shop. The campus had been put on lockdown after police chased some of the robbers to Fullerton. Read more.