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AHREXPO 2024 | BAS Manufacturing Executives Roundtable

Session Information: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | Room: S401BC

Session Overview

A collaboration of the BAS community inspired by Cochrane Supply’s Controls-Con conference. We’re bringing together thought leaders and decision-makers from some of the industry’s top manufacturers to tackle today’s tough questions and share their insights for the future.

Ken Sinclair, Founder,

For the last 25 years has been providing news, product releases, and connection to the ever-changing community that is creating our present definition of smart, intelligent, integrated, connected, green, and converged large buildings.

Our virtual magazine and Linkedin Group provides a searchable platform for discussion and idea exchange while creating opportunities for B2B for all new and existing stakeholders.

Scott Cochrane, CEO, Cochrane Supply

Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a leader in smart building automation and building controls. Under his leadership, Cochrane Supply & Engineering has experienced significant growth, opening 11 branch locations in six states, and Canada.

Martin Villeneuve, President, Distech Controls

Martin Villeneuve is President at Distech Controls, an international innovator in the intelligent building space. With more than 20 years of experience at the organization, Villeneuve has been at the heart of Distech Controls’ evolution from a hypergrowth cleantech startup and Quebec success story, to now leading the business unit under a stock listed, multi-billion dollar company. A respected industry thought leader, Villeneuve leads the global team in their efforts to make buildings both healthier and more energy efficient.

Ed Merwin, Director Strategic Business, Tridium

Ed Merwin is a legend of the building automation industry. Ed was with Honeywell for 25 years before joining Tridium, Inc. in 2001. Ed is currently the Director of Strategic Business working with Tridium marketing, engineering, and sales teams to support Tridium’s long term business strategy in various markets. Ed presents regularly on the value of systems and data integration in creating safe, comfortable, and efficient intelligent buildings.

Bill Schwebel, V.P./G.M. Building Automation Systems, Johnson Controls

Bill Schwebel is Vice President and General Manager, Building Automation Systems and Controls, Global Products. He is responsible for the vision, strategic growth and transformation of the business unit. He is also accountable for commercial strategies to drive profitable product growth in local markets and channels, leading product management to drive innovation and creating world-class products and services.

( Interview with Eric Stromquist – August 2023)