John Matthews

VP, Master Systems Integration at Ainsworth Inc.

Mr. Matthews began his career in the Fire Protection industry in 1996 as a technical sales agent with Siemens and was mainly focused on heavy industrial and major infrastructure verticals. That led Mr. Matthews to start an 18-year career with Tyco SimplexGrinnell beginning as a Fire Alarm Systems Technician, holding positions of Project Manager, Operations Manager, Solution Sales Manager, and then becoming a Strategic Executive in charge of industrial business development and P3 program management. Mr. Matthews had known ESC throughout much of his career at Tyco as a strategic partner in team pursuits and execution of some of the largest projects in Canada, competing with companies such as JCI and Honeywell. When JCI acquired Tyco in 2017, ESC was looking to broaden its capabilities as a Master Systems Integrator, and Mr. Matthews felt the humble, client-focused culture of ESC was a better fit for him. He joined ESC as Director-Building Systems, and in 2020 he became Vice President- Master Systems Integration. Mr. Matthews’ broad background in systems, and a wide range of positions have allowed him to tackle Smart Buildings that have similarly broadened. This experience allowed Mr. Matthews to step back and look at whole building technologies to help achieve owners’ goals and navigate the change management process. Mr. Matthews has contributed significantly to establishing ESC as a leading Master Systems Integrator, leading the company to be selected for notable Smart Building projects across the country as well as making advances in the health care vertical, including Real Time Locating and Healthcare Communications Systems.


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