Chris I.

Sales executive with 35+ years experience in Building Automation & Cloud Computing

United Kingdom

Experienced and innovative manager/director, strong in strategic business development skills, currently operating as Vice President of Sales for EMEA and VP of Global Marketing for a new open framewor...see more

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Electrical Equipments & Components
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Sales
  • ...


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


VP Sales EMEA and VP Global Marketing

J2 Innovations - a Siemens Company
4 years
Current position
Oct 2018 - Present
Having spent many years championing open technologies for building automation, and promoting the benefits of integrating multiple systems with open framework software, I now have opport...see more

Vice President of Sales EMEA

Distech Controls SAS
2 years
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018
New role as head of Sales for Distech Controls in EMEA. Distech Controls are a fast growing global building automation supplier offering a comprehensive range of highly innovative contr...see more

Business Development Director

2 years
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Tridium is the global market leader in the supply of software for open automation, monitoring and integration applications in buildings. Tridium develops and markets a universal softwar...see more


Independent Consultant
3 months
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Undertaking consultancy and business development work for various companies in the commercial and residential controls and energy management markets.

Commercial Director

WEMS International
1 year
Nov 2013 - May 2015
WEMS manufactures a fully wireless building automation system, which is deployed in thousands of sites around the UK and worldwide, which connect to an energy management and alarm repor...see more

Business Development Manager Northern and Eastern Europe

Distech Controls SAS
1 year
Aug 2012 - Nov 2013
Tasked with continuing Distech's rapid expansion across Europe, especially in the UK. Successfully expanded the UK business and also developing new business in Scandinavia and South Afr...see more


Controls and energy management related consultancy
2 months
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Consultancy for various companies in energy management and building controls markets.

Sales & Marketing Director

Homaetrix Limited
5 months
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Start-up company with the vision to revolutionise home controls by developing and marketing an integrated heating, lighting, security and care monitoring system for residential applicat...see more

Regional Director

Tridium Europe Ltd
9 years
Sep 2002 - Dec 2011
Business development, product marketing, sales, account management and project management role for the European subsidiary of Tridium Inc; he global market leader in integration softwar...see more

Managing Director

Sontay Ltd
6 years
Jul 1995 - Mar 2001
Developed this business to become the UK's leading supplier of sensors and peripherals for the building automation market. Also set-up a new company which developed LONWORKS devices. Wo...see more

Product Manager

Trend Control Systems Ltd
8 years
Nov 1987 - Jul 1995
Developed and managed range of sensors and other peripherals

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Electrical Equipments & Components

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Sales
  • Strategy & Business Development


  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Relations
  • Sales Management
  • Product Management
  • Account Management
  • Selling
  • Solution Selling
  • Strategy Development
  • Product Development