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Distech Controls' innovative product development and unique commercial strategies have attracted a highly talented team of professionals who have been instrumental in the company's continued growth.

Chris Blatney

General Manager - Distech Controls Energy Services, Inc.


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.


General Manager of the Distech Controls Energy Services (DCES) business. DCES provides turnkey solutions for regional, national, and global customers that desire a single point of responsibility for executing their building control technologies.

What year did you start at Distech Controls?


What and where did you study?

  • Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
  • MBA, Villanova University

What are a few highlights from your career thus far?

  • Over 25 years’ experience in the building automation and HVAC industries.
  • I have held leadership positions in General and Sales Management with large global companies, as well as smaller regional companies.

What does innovation mean to you?

Innovation is continually finding new ways to utilize and improve current systems, while also creating new technologies to enhance business performance.

Where were you born?

New Orleans, Louisiana

Where is your favorite place to travel?

The Florida Keys with my family. The beautiful beaches and clear blue water are very relaxing, and make it feel like you are worlds away from the day to day hustle.