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A Hybrid* Smart Building Controls Conference
MAY 5-7 2021
NEW VIRTUAL PLATFORM
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Proudly hosted by Cochrane Supply & Engineering, we're excited to announce the return of Controls-Con May 5th-7th, 2021—a Smart Building Controls Conference AND the World's First Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference! Controls-Con 2021 will bring enhanced offerings through a conversion to a HYBRID* event, including the added value of a Pre-Conference education day and the convenience of attending from anywhere via a virtual platform!

Join hundreds of industry professionals from throughout the United States, Canada and beyond to explore the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Automation, Controls and OT in commercial and industrial buildings. Controls-Con is geared towards integrators, HVAC/mechanical contractors, technicians, facility managers and more, with a focus on providing invaluable networking opportunities, cutting-edge educational content and direct access to the industry's top vendors.


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Educational sessions focused on making buildings smarter
Building automation & integration expo hall
Networking & idea-sharing with industry professionals
WHO SHOULD ATTEND CONTROLS-CON?
  • SlashSystems Integrators
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  • SlashIT Professionals
  • SlashEstimators
  • SlashProject Managers
  • SlashService Technicians
  • SlashContractors
  • SlashSales Professionals
  • SlashBuilding Managers
  • SlashFacility Managers
  • SlashExecutives

This event furthers our industry... it paves the way to look ahead for us and what we need to know going forward. The leading industry experts on the frontlines are continuously looking for the next NEXT thing, and then they bring that information to us. That's huge! It's a big community (at Controls-Con), and it helps me be a better integrator.

– JASON G.

You don't know what's out there until you attend Controls-Con. The vendors and industry leaders give you great advice and you'll see products you might not knew existed. It's a great way to grow your business.

– ALEX J.

ABOUT COCHRANE SUPPLY

Cochrane Supply & Engineering was founded in 1967 and has grown into a Leading Smart Building Controls Supplier. Recognized as one of the nation's Top 50 HVACR Distributors by Distribution Trends Magazine, the company has locations in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as an affiliate in Ontario called Canada Controls. Cochrane Supply is pleased to offer a huge inventory of products for comfort, safety and security for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as provide world-class technical support, development and training for building automation systems and controls.
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Scott Cochrane
Scott Cochrane
President & CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering – President, Canada Controls
Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a leading Smart Building Controls Supplier with locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as an affiliate in Ontario called Canada Controls. Scott earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business with minors in Marketing and Finance from Eastern Michigan University and holds an additional minor in HVAC Technologies from Macomb Community College. In 2000, he took over the business from his father, Donald Cochrane, Sr., who founded the company in 1967. Scott is an IBcon Digital Impact Award Winner for going above and beyond to positively impact the smart building industry, as well as a winner of the ControlTrends Impact Person of the Year Award and Distributor Executive of the Year Award for his contributions to the industry.
ABOUT SCOTT
Ken Sinclair
Ken Sinclair
Editor, Owner, & Founder, AutomatedBuildings.com
Ken Sinclair has been called an oracle of the digital age. He sees himself more as a storyteller and hopes the stories he tells will be a catalyst for the IoT future we are all (eventually) going to live. Ken believes that systems will be smarter, self-learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated, and to create, manage and re-invent those systems the industry needs to grow our most important resource, our younger people, by reaching out to them with messages about how vibrant, vital and rewarding working in this industry can be.
ABOUT KEN
Jim Young
Jim Young
Founder, Realcomm
Jim Young is the founder of the Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive, next-generation real estate projects under development.
ABOUT JIM
Martin Villeneuve
Martin Villeneuve
SVP Distributed Building Technology, Acuity Brands – President, Distech Controls
President of Distech Controls, Martin accompanies and guides the management team to implement effective growth and development strategies while continuing to offer innovative solutions linking the different building systems and occupants.
ABOUT MARTIN
Terrill Laughton
Terrill Laughton
Vice President & General Manager for Energy Optimization & Connected Offerings, Johnson Controls
Terrill Laughton is the Vice President & General Manager for Johnson Controls' Energy Optimization and Connected Offerings business unit. He and his team are developing and managing a suite of offerings that leverage advanced analytics and IoT infrastructure to provide improved building performance and occupant experience in all types of buildings and facilities. As part of his current role, Terrill's responsibilities range from driving large scale implementations, building out partnership opportunities and leading the commercialization of market-leading solutions.
ABOUT TERRILL
Pat Tessier
Pat Tessier
Sr. Director of Global Product Management for Building Management Systems, Honeywell
Based in Minnesota, USA, Pat Tessier is the Sr. Director of Global Product Management for the Honeywell Building Management Systems (BMS) business. Pat has more than 26 years of experience in residential and commercial controls with 18 granted patents, and several patents pending including IP and wireless controls. Pat holds a Master's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
ABOUT PAT
Ken Schmidt
Ken Schmidt
Managing Director, Tridium Global
Ken Schmidt is the Managing Director of Tridium and is responsible for the operations for Tridium globally. Ken holds a degree in Forensic Chemistry from Michigan State University. He joined Tridium in 2017 after spending 13 years with Honeywell where he held roles in Sales Management, Marketing, Business Development and General Management positions. Ken is married to his wife Michelle, and has 2 daughters Madison and MacKenzie.
ABOUT KEN
SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY
PRE-CONFERENCE
9:00 AM
OT Education Panel
VIRTUAL ONLY
11:30 AM
Security Education Panel
VIRTUAL ONLY
2:00 PM
Niagara UI Experience Panel
VIRTUAL ONLY
THURSDAY
CONTROLS-CON DAY 1
11:00 AM
Virtual Expo Hall & Sponsored Virtual Networking Lounges
VIRTUAL, MotorCity Casino
1:00 PM
General Session
VIRTUAL, MotorCity Casino
4:45 PM
Virtual Expo Hall & Sponsored Virtual Happy Hour
VIRTUAL, MotorCity Casino
FRIDAY
CONTROLS-CON DAY 2
8:00 AM
Virtual Expo Hall & Sponsored Virtual Networking Lounges
VIRTUAL, MotorCity Casino
9:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
BUSINESS TRACK
For sales professionals, managers, executives
TECHNOLOGY TRACK
For programmers and engineers
12:00 PM
Virtual Expo Hall & Sponsored Virtual Idea Exchange Lounge
VIRTUAL, MotorCity Casino
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* While Controls-Con 2021 is a hybrid event, there will be limited attendees allowed on site at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI to adhere to permissible capacities guided by state restrictions. Allowed number of attendees on site is subject to change in accordance with active state guidelines at the time of the event. Pre-Conference events and Expo Hall will be virtual only.

Questions? Email events@cochranesupply.com