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Distech Controls Expands Leadership Team

Key Appointments for Advancing the Company in the UK and French Markets

October 29, 2018

[Lyon, France, October 29, 2018] – Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, is pleased to announce recent promotions in the company’s leadership team:

  • Oliver Fillot is promoted to Vice President of Sales for France and the UK
  • Jérôme Lhote is appointed to Director, Major Project Business Development for France

Olivier Fillot, Vice President of Sales, previously managed France and the French-speaking market regionally. He will now also oversee regional sales functions for the UK and Ireland. This augmented role is due in large part to the successful expansion of Distech Controls’ product line and solutions into the region’s Commercial Office spaces.

Early on in his career, Olivier played an integral role in the development of the system integrators network in the region. His determination and perseverance are his strongest assets,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “Moreover, Olivier understands the multi-faceted needs of system integrators and OEMs in the European market for the rapidly progressing and digitally-driven building spaces.”

Olivier has 30 years of industry experience. After joining Distech Controls in 2012, he quickly developed a solid network strategy and action plan for France’s system integrators. Throughout his tenure, he has built an experienced, motivated and customer-centric sales team. Olivier has a diploma in HVAC engineering in Grenoble and holds a Bachelor of Business from Commerce University of Lyon, France.                                                                                                    

Jérôme Lhote is appointed to Director, Major Project Business Development for the French region. Jérôme previously served Distech Controls’ as the Technical Manager for France. With a tenure of four years at Distech Controls and over 20 years of industry experience, Jérôme will lead the company’s Parisian sales team. Additionally, he and will manage presales support of the entire French team for major projects.

“Jérôme Lhote brings in-depth expertise from working with clients and major projects in the French region,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “His understanding of the intelligent building market and customer’s needs will certainly be an asset to the presales and sales teams as well as Distech Controls.” 

Jérôme began working with Distech Controls in 2015. He holds a diploma in building automation in Vienne, France and a Technico-Commercial Industrial license from the "Ecole La Mache" in Lyon, France.

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About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimise energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs. We deliver Innovative Solutions for Connected Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit


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