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Four Distech Controls and Acuity Brands Leaders Honored by ControlTrends

Both Companies Receive Awards for BAS Controls Innovation

January 23, 2018

[Brossard, Canada, January 23, 2018] –Distech Controls, an Acuity Brands company, announced today that three of its leaders were honored by ControlTrends for professional achievements, as was an Acuity Brands product leader for contributions to the building automation industry. In addition, Distech Controls and Acuity Brands received awards for innovative building automation controls solutions.   

Judged by a group of independent industry professionals and organized by the HVAC industry online news platform,, the ControlTrends Awards honor individuals and innovative and new products in the HVAC and Building Automation spaces.


Leaders and products selected as winners include:



  • The Petock Award: Trevor Palmer, VP Product Management, Controls - Acuity Brands
  • The PID (Professionalism, Integrity, Dedication): Dan Flaherty, Vice President, Sales & Energy Services
  • Distech Controls Woman of the Year: Monica Ferraro, Director, Customer Service / Field Device Sales 
  • Distech Controls Young Gun: Lance Patterson, Sales Support Engineer - Distech Controls 

Innovation in Building Automation Controls:

  • Building Automation Control System of the Year: ECLYPSE Series
  • Lighting Integration Solution of the Year, Seamlessly Integrates Lighting System to BMS/BAS Systems: ECLYPSE nLight module

Both of these award-winning products are on display at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago, from January 22ndto the 25th. To learn more about a Unified Approach to Brilliant Experiences, please click here.

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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 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 Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

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

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 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 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®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch® and Atrius™. Visit us at

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