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Étienne A. Veilleux

Étienne A. Veilleux

Senior Strategic Advisor

Étienne A. Veilleux has spent most of his career in the Building Automation and Energy Management business. He sold the company he founded, Distech Controls, in 2015.

Mr. Veilleux led Distech Controls’ outstanding organic growth and achieved many strategic acquisitions. Distech Controls’ level of excellence and environmental stewardship have been honored on various occasions, including Canada’s Best Managed Companies, PROFIT500, Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers, the National Bank SME award and the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awarded by the Quebec government (2015).

Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2010 for his contribution to Green Technology, Mr. Veilleux is an inspired leader who is passionate about innovation, moon shot thinking, and taking ideas to the next level through actionable strategies. He sat on the Board of Directors of QG-100, a private non-profit organization regrouping 100 world-class business leaders. Mr. Veilleux is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization. 

Mr. Veilleux sits on the Board of Directors of YUL Investment, KLF Media, American Lighting and on the Advisory Board of Enertech Capital.