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Distech Controls Further Expands Into UK & Ireland Markets

Appoints Simon Ward as Business Development Manager, opens London-based office

September 21, 2015

Lyon, France, September 21, 2015 - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, is pleased to announce a recent addition to its sales team based out of the United Kingdom; a move that supports the company’s continued expansion throughout the market.

Simon Ward has joined Distech Controls in the role of Business Development Manager, responsible for the Midlands, Northern England and Ireland. Simon Ward is a seasoned business development professional, bringing with him many years of international experience within senior positions in the building automation industry.

Having managed both System Integrator and OEM sales channels within top-tier HVAC control manufactures over many years, he has a superior knowledge of the UK controls marketplace and an established contact network that will assist Distech Controls in continuing to build a strong foundation within the UK and Ireland.

“I am honoured to have been asked to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Distech Controls, with its extensive experience in innovative solutions for greener buildings, is well-positioned to tap into new opportunities across the UK market. I look forward to working with the entire Distech Controls team as we embark on this exciting journey,” said Simon Ward.

“Building on our continuing growth in the UK and successful close working partnership with our accredited Partners, I am confident that Simon will do a great job in further expanding our business,” said Martin Villeneuve, Vice-President Europe Africa & Managing Director Distech Controls SAS. “These are exciting times for Distech Controls as our brand is evolving within a highly competitive UK marketplace.  As a worldwide innovative market leader in energy management solutions, we are looking forward to building further upon our successful foundations,” added Martin Villeneuve.

Distech Controls is also proud to announce the opening of its first UK-based office, to be located in London. In conjunction with the appointment of Simon Ward, this development marks an important step in Distech Controls’ continued UK growth strategy.

Meeting Distech Controls’ UK team at Building Controls

Distech Controls will be exhibiting at the upcoming Building Controls show, taking place October 21st and 22nd at Sandown Park, Esher. The entire UK team will be available at stand #8 to provide participants with key product information and demonstrations, including the ECLYPSETM Connected IP and Wi-Fi product series and ENVYSION responsive, web-based design and visualisation interface.


About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener 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 Authorized Partners. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

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