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March 15, 2017

Hugo Lafontaine

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the appointment of Hugo Lafontaine as National Sales Manager, Building Automation Systems in Canada.


In his role, Lafontaine will be responsible for building on Schneider Electric’s reputation as a recognized authority and leader in efficient buildings in the Canadian market. He will be based in Ottawa.

Lafontaine brings more than 15 years of experience and knowledge in building control systems to his new position. Previously he was Sales Director at Regulvar Canada Inc. At Regulvar, he established a track record for growing the company’s business in the Quebec and Ottawa region. Prior to that, he held several progressively senior positions at Regulvar.

“Hugo has displayed an ability to manage and grow market share in the Canadian building automation systems market,” said Adrian Thomas, Vice President, Partner Business & Channel with Schneider Electric. “We are pleased to have him as part of our team and anticipate he will enhance Schneider Electric’s reputation as the market leader in efficient buildings.”

Lafontaine has a Bachelor of Engineering degree with a specialization in management from the University of Ottawa and an Executive MBA from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He has been a member of Professional Engineers Ontario since 2006.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~US$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.


www.schneider-electric.ca 

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