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Distech Controls Honored with 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence

Gold Recipient of the Quality and Project Award

November 8, 2016

Brossard, QC, November 8, 2016: Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, is proud to announce that it is the Gold Award Recipient in the Quality and Project category of the 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence. 

Since 1984, the Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, from coast-to-coast across Canada. 

Distech Controls’ Gold Award in the Quality and Project category, rewards its management model for continuous improvement and the achievement of significant operational results, as determined by stringent requirements of the Canadian Framework for Excellence.  This national award follows Distech Controls’ receipt in November 2015 of the Grands Prix québécois de la qualité, the highest distinction given annually by the government of Quebec, with regards to the quality of management systems and global performance.

“Distech Controls is driven by our vision of delivering innovative solutions for greener buildings through our passion for innovation, customer satisfaction, sustainability and, of course, quality,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “We work diligently to ensure that superior products and services are provided via our total quality practices and business intelligence system, 100% customer satisfaction program and our responsiveness to our clients worldwide.   To have this commitment be recognized with such a prestigious award is truly an honor for the entire team.”

Shirlee Sharkey, Chair of Excellence Canada, stated: "We are so very proud to bestow Canada Awards for Excellence upon this year's remarkable recipients. Our award recipients are role models of excellence in the areas of leadership, governance, strategy, planning, customer experience, employee engagement, innovation, and wellness. We applaud their outstanding achievements."

The awards are presented at the 2016 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellenceon Tuesday, November 1st at The Carlu in Toronto.  The Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellenceprogram is His Excellency, the Right Honorable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.

For additional information concerning the Canada Awards for Excellence, please visit

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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. Distech Controls serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

Caroline Cadieux

Director of Marketing and Communications

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