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Global Leadership

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.


Elisabeth Gagnon

Director, Operations, DCI


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.


  • Responsible for the whole manufacturing process from procurement to delivery. 
  • Responsible for the quality system and the introduction of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
  • Monitoring improvements to Distech Controls IT and IS to meet the company’s organisational development and requirements.

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.  In 2018 she was promoted to Vice President, Operations.


What year did you start at Distech Controls?



What and where did you study?

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management Option, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) Montreal, Montreal, QC


What are a few highlights from your career thus far?

  • Implementation and evolution of Distech Controls’ ERP and CRM solutions
  • ISO 9001 registration audits successfully achieved without any non-conformances over the past 6 years
  • Implementation and evolution of Distech Controls’ extensive corporate dashboard


What does innovation mean to you?

Innovation is the ability to efficiently deliver on a vision and to inspire change. It requires audacity, passion and conviction.


Where were you born?

Quebec, QC, Canada


Where is your favorite place to travel?

I’m torn between the ski slopes of Norway and the relaxing atmosphere of Key West.