SVP Distributed Building Technology, Acuity Brands
Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™
Distech Controls was founded in 1995 by award-winning entrepreneur Etienne Veilleux. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the organization serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized System Integrators and Distributors. Distech Controls is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.
To deliver innovative products and leading solutions that empower businesses and individuals to achieve energy efficiency.
Distech Controls’ core values truly define the character of our company, and play an important role in guiding our decisions and strategies:
Over the last 19 years, Martin has played an integral role within Distech Controls. Prior to joining the company, Martin served a Controls Project Manager within the building automation industry.
Constant renewal of the company in relation to technology and the market, evolution of people both internally and externally, the fire that has driven Distech Controls since its creation!
Innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for our customers enables Distech Controls to be the industry leader for smart and connected buildings. Through our technology partner approach, we deliver solutions that enable our client’s buildings to work for them today and well into the future.
Responsible for the growth of Distech Controls’ sales throughout France and other French-speaking markets via the company’s network of system integrators and OEMs.
Distech Controls is committed to Customer Satisfaction, with clients at the very core of our daily decision making process. The company offers a large selection of products with a true competitive advantage, and I am proud to be part of Distech Controls subsequent growth.
Mathieu has more than 20 years of experience in the field of building management. He worked as a systems integrator for about ten years and also held the positions of Project Manager, Product Manager, as well as EMEA Product Support Director, Global Product Manager before being named VP Customer Experience in April 2018. Now based again in Montreal, he also worked on the Distech Controls SAS team in Lyon, France from 2012 to 2017.
What inspires me at Distech Controls is to participate in the company’s constant growth while being able to develop myself personally within it.
Charles Pelletier joined Distech Controls in 2002 as a Building Automation System Engineer. Charles later moved into the position of Product Manager, where he was responsible for the introduction of several key Distech Controls products before being appointed director of the department.
The opportunities to transform the experience that people have with their everyday environment through innovative technologies for connected buildings.
For more than 20 years, Steve has been involved in various facets of product design and process improvement in the industrial, telecommunications, and building automation industries.
It is incredibly inspiring that, even as we continue to grow, Distech Controls remains agile. This is due in large part to the quality of our team across all departments. I am also extremely inspired by the opportunity to work on the latest and greatest technology that will be used to save energy, to deploy the Internet of Things for smart buildings, to optimize the comfort of occupants and, ultimately, protect the environment.
In more than 12 years work as an auditor, Mme Lambert developed her expertise in analyzing financial data of large and small companies with a wide range of activities for IPOs, takeovers, annual account audits, etc.
What inspires me at Distech Controls is its dynamism, its modern outlook, the willingness to take on challenges that are found throughout the business and its environmental values.
Over the past 10 years, Elisabeth Gagnon has carried out a variety of job functions with Distech Controls. After starting work as an independent consultant, she joined the company as a department head in 2009. She then managed the deployment of the Distech information systems before being appointed Information Technology Manager in 2014. In 2016, she was appointed Operations Manager, becoming responsible for procurement, manufacturing and logistics.
Pride, passion, openness, perseverance and responsiveness are at the heart of our being and condition all that we do. These values are the foundation for our strategy, the solutions developed for our customers and our working environment.
It is truly remarkable for a company to successfully focus on the triple bottom line. Distech Controls’ products and solutions allow for businesses, individuals and the environment to not only co-exist, but to thrive as part of a shared ecosystem.
With over 35 years of industry experience with global BMS companies, David’s previous experience includes management and sales leadership roles, a business development role with responsibility for emerging markets and global product business responsibility.
The people of Distech Controls, and their passion for the business and our customers.Learn more
With 33 years of building automation systems and services experience, Jim has acquired a versatile background in a variety of roles working for Distech Controls and other multi-national organizations.
Working for a quality minded, nimble, and customer focused organization with a proven track record for excellence. The people I have the privilege to engage and work alongside continually inspire me with their passion and dedication for providing outstanding service. Distech Controls’ vision for open systems is unparalleled in the marketplace and provides a fantastic foundation for delivering differentiated value to our customers.Learn more
Internally we are connected to every department providing feedback and ensuring that our customers are heard. I believe we have the best in class technical support and training team, always pushing the limits.
The combination of Distech Controls’ innovation, drive, talent, openness, and the desire for change is what inspires me.
Ryan’s experience in developing an industry leading sales support organization in recent years has facilitated his growth into his current role and his ability to manage the territory of Canada nationally.
Essentially, I am inspired by the ability to empower end users with innovative solutions in order to increase efficiency, health and sustainability of their buildings or properties. Being able to help end users differentiate their buildings with our unique technologies allows for them to increase worker productivity, all while focusing on delivering an exceptional user experience and optimum occupant comfort levels.Learn more
I am inspired every day by the ability to demonstrate to end users with innovative solutions in order to increase efficiency and sustainability for their buildings. Helping end users differentiate their buildings with our unique Innovative technologies allows for them to increase productivity and efficiencies in their Bldg.
I am privileged to be a part of such a dynamic company that has grown into one of the industry leaders in innovation, including open systems, interoperability, and IoT connected systems. Distech Controls continues to drive the industry and it makes me proud to be a part of an organization that is not only optimizing energy efficiency but optimizing the way we operate and work in our buildings.
The people and spirit of innovation at Distech inspires me. The people in any organization are what make the difference, and the people on the DCES team and throughout the organization are smart, motivated, and customer-focused. It is exciting to work for such an energetic company that is focused on being a global technology leader.
The fact that we continue to invest considerably in research and development. The fact that, after so many years, Distech Controls is still perceived as a leader in innovation. The fact that I have the chance to work with a great team where professionalism, ardor and rigor play nicely with the fun to work. That’s what motivates and inspires me at Distech Controls.
Distech Controls Inc. Global Head Office
Serves the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania
Distech Controls SAS European Head Office
Serves Europe and Africa
Distech Controls Energy Services Inc.
Serves large scale projects, global and corporate accounts in the United States
Distech Controls Energy Services Canada Inc.
Serves large scale projects, global and corporate accounts in Canada
Brossard, QC, Canada
Built to Distech Controls’ custom specifications, the company's headquarters provide modern work spaces that are both comfortable and energy efficient. It features multiple areas dedicated to employees, such as a gym, bistros and a terrace. Designed to LEED® standards, it is also outfitted with Distech Controls’ building automation solutions for HVAC, lighting, shades and access control, providing a technological showcase for Distech Controls’ energy efficient products and solutions.
Brignais, Rhône-Alpes, France
The 2,500 sq. m building has been designed to offer an efficient, comfortable, and pleasant work environment for the Distech Controls team and visiting clients. Outfitted with Distech Controls’ building automation products and Acuity Brands’ lighting offering, the new building provides a technological showcase for the company’s energy efficient solutions. The state-of-the-art building features HVAC, lighting, shades and access control to achieve the highest levels of comfort for occupants, while increasing operational cost savings.
BACnet International is an organization that encourages the successful use of BACnet in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing educational programs, and promotional activities.
The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of companies working to further develop and promote self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings by formalizing the interoperable wireless standard.
Distech Controls is a Member of the English Building Controls Industry Association. The BCIA represents companies in the manufacturer, installation and maintenance of building controls and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS).
BCIA membership represents 60% of the £500 million UK controls market.
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies in North America.
BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
Distech Controls is a member of the "Building" branch of the Gimelec association. The 30 members of this market undertake the development of the building intelligence as an innovation vector and improving energy efficiency. This also ensures the conditions of comfort and safety in buildings.
Distech Controls is a member of the Association eu.bac (European Building Automation and Controls Association) which gathers professionals from the control and regulation of buildings branch.
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a professional association that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.
With one eye on providing excellence in today’s educational environment, and one always trained on adapting, enhancing, and transforming the facilities of the future, APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities