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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.


Steve Lupien

Vice President, Building Automation Technology


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.



  • Responsible for the development, design, testing, improvement, and project management of Distech Controls’ product line.

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.

What year did you start at Distech Controls?


What and where did you study?

  • Bachelor of Automated Production Engineering, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal, QC

What are a few highlights from your career thus far?

  • Successfully launched Distech Controls’:
    • Open-to-Wireless solution
    • ECB BACnet line of controllers
    • ECL LONWORKS line of controllers
    • X50 line of controllers
    • Smart Room Control solution
    • ECLYPSE Controllers Series.


What does innovation mean to you?

Innovation means responding to the needs of the market with cutting-edge technologies. Without evolving needs, there would be no innovation. It therefore ultimately stems from the experience of the end user, and responding to their needs.


Where were you born?

Amos, QC, Canada


Where is your favorite place to travel?

Western Australia and Asia


  • Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
  • The Innovation Leaders Club of Montreal
  • The Order of Engineers of Quebec (OIQ)