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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.


Jim French

Vice President Sales Support


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.



  • Directly responsible for management of support functions essential to sales force productivity. These include lead generation, opportunity funnel, specification writing, new product introduction and rollout, planning, reporting, objective setting and management, sales process optimization, sales job design, sales training, sales program implementation, sales compensation design, and recruiting and selection of sales force talent.

    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.

What year did you start at Distech Controls?


What and where did you study?

  • Bachelor of Electronics Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology, Dallas, TX

What are a few highlights from your career thus far?

  • Successful product development, product installation, and servicing of a variety of system platforms and technologies.


What does innovation mean to you?

Innovation is finding new and better ways or means to meet the solution need. Thinking outside of the traditional boundaries and looking for ways to incorporate new and emerging technologies into our solution sets.


Where were you born?

Odessa, TX, USA


Where is your favorite place to travel?

Montreal, of course!



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