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Distech Controls Announces Key Leadership Promotions
Appointments to Advance the Strategic Vision of the Company

January 2020

Brossard, Canada – January, 2020 – Distech ControlsTM, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, is pleased to announce the recent promotions of three key employees to its leadership team effective immediately.

Charles Pelletier was promoted to the position of vice president of product management. In this role, Charles will create a better user experience for integrated building automation systems from planning system installation to the building operation. Charles joined Distech Controls in 2001 as a building control engineer and in 2011 was appointment to director of product management.

Eugene Mazo was appointed to the position of vice president of software. Eugene was co-founder and CEO of DGLogik, Inc. before acquisition by Acuity Brands in 2016 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility at the company. In this new role, he will work predominately with the product management, research and development and sales teams to develop and enhance the company’s software offerings.

Both Charles and Eugene will report directly to Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls.

Additionally, Ryan Sen was promoted to the position of vice president of international sales. Ryan joined Distech Controls in 2006 and was responsible for developing sales channels and the support infrastructure across the Canadian and expanded international region. In this new position reporting to Scott Hamilton, VP of Sales, Ryan will lead the growth and sales leadership for Canada, Asia, Australia, Middle East and India.

“Individually these leaders have distinguished themselves by their professionalism and dedication to the company. Collectively they will further help us drive our strategic vision for growth and provide a world-class experience to our partners and end user customers,” said Villeneuve.

To learn more about the leadership team at Distech Controls, please visit


About Distech Controls

Distech Controls connects people with intelligent building solutions through our forward-thinking technologies and services.  We partner with customers to deliver innovative solutions that can provide better health, better spaces, and better efficiencies. Our passion for innovation, quality and sustainability guides our business, which serves multiple market segments through worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorised System Integrators and Distributors. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2019 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, A-Light™, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius®, Cyclone™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Eureka®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Luminaire LED™, Luminis®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting.  Visit us at

Distech Controls is a trademark of Distech Controls Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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