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Canadian group Distech Controls names Mideast sales head

DUBAI, March 8, 2021

Canada-based Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, has announced the recent addition of Pierre Rizk and Shawn Tan as regional sales managers on the international sales team in the Middle East and Asia respectively. 
 
Rizk and Tan will be responsible for developing sales channels across their territories as well as providing the necessary support infrastructure and resources to support customers in the region, said the statement from Distech Controls.
 
For his new role, Rizk will be based in Lebanon and responsible for developing sales channels across the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey.
 
An industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in information technology and operational technology sectors, Rizk brings a wealth of knowledge in selling BAS/HVAC products and services in all vertical markets, including five years’ experience as a business development manager in a previous role with an end to-end Distech Controls solutions provider in the region.
 
Additionally, he had spent 8 years with an information technology company in various positions throughout the Middle East. He graduated from Saint Lawrence College in Ontario as a Computer Engineering Technologist.
 
Tan will take over as the new regional sales manager for Asia and will be based in Singapore. He brings more than 15 years of vast experience in selling BAS/HVAC solutions, products and services and experience in building automation and project management experience to the role. 
 
He spent 11 years with a building technology firm in various positions including as head of projects, operations manager, engineering manager and head of solutions in Malaysia and Singapore. He has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Murdoch University.
 
Welcoming the appointments, Ryan Sen, Vice President of International Sales, said: "Both Rizk and Tan are truly passionate about delivering comprehensive solutions that address the strategic needs of building owners and managers." 
 
"Health, productivity and efficiency remain vital elements to our clients in our current environment. Having experienced industry professionals in the Middle East and Asia will certainly play an important role in delivering the world-class Distech Controls experience to these global markets. The team will help our end-user customers identify solutions to bring people together in safer, more productive ways in their spaces," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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