Simple to install. Simple to use. Tough to beat.
Our Core Values
Everything we do revolves around making things simple for our customers. We know that building projects require attention to thousands of details. Our job is to take the headaches out of the process for something that just needs to work. From the way our lighting control solutions are designed to the level of follow-up support that we provide, we consider it a win when your day goes smoothly.
Focus on the Best
We focus on simplicity but we’re also engineers at heart — meaning that we really love state-of-the-art technology and solutions. And because we love it, we make sure our customers get it. You deserve the best, most reliable solutions, and we’re committed to providing them.
Do the Right Thing
It seems so simple: just make your customers happy! In fact, it takes a lot of hard work to make it happen — and not everyone is willing to make that effort. Since 2009, our team has been committed to doing the right thing and this belief is at the core of Touché’s identity, ethics, and practice.
Michael Picco, President
Michael Picco is co-founder and President of Touché Lighting Control. Michael has been involved in the electrical construction industry for over 25 years, starting in 1989 when he was an apprentice electrician. Since that time he has obtained his Masters electrical license, a degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, owned and managed a commercial and industrial electrical construction company, and founded Touché.
Chris Piano, Chief Engineer
Chris has been with Touché since 2013 and has over 15 years in electronics and software development experience. He’s a Fort Wayne native and has degrees from Purdue (B.S. in Computer Engineering) and Indiana Purdue University-Fort Wayne (M.S. in Systems Engineering). Chris is married with three children and enjoys spending time at church, coaching his daughters’ softball teams, and model railroading.
Scott Stenger, VP of Sales
Scott Stenger graduated University of Illinois in 1991, and has been in technical sales and consulting for most of his career. Scott started specializing in specification sales of lighting controls, building integration, and building management systems in 2001, and has since guided multiple high profile complex commercial projects from early design phase to conclusion. Scott joined Touché Lighting Controls in 2014, and has enjoyed educating the deign specification community on the latest groundbreaking controls technology that Touché offers. Scott lives in Tampa, FL. with his wife and 2 children. Scott enjoys the beach, sports, and spending time with his family.
Touché Lighting Control was founded in 2009 by Michael Picco and Ronald Laux. At the time, Picco and Laux owned a prominent electrical engineering and construction company in northern Indiana. That company specialized in two concentrated fields: Large commercial installations (schools, multi-story office buildings, hospitals, and the like) and process control systems for the industrial market including water and wastewater treatment plants for municipalities. Their involvements in those two sub-industries provided the catalyst for an innovative and forward-thinking company: Touché Controls.
Prior to starting Touché, Picco and Laux marveled in the fact that their expert teams of electricians, technicians, and engineers could design and install sophisticated, completely automated solutions for the industrial market, but would struggle when implementing lighting control systems offered by other manufacturers. It was perplexing to them that the most basic tasks like sensor adjustment, scene configuration, and time-clock modification would often require a manufacturer’s technicians to modify. Wiring schemes were difficult to implement, and installation procedures were laborious.
So, the goal was set — design, develop, and manufacturer the world’s first truly simple (but feature rich) lighting control solution. They would use control concepts that were tested and prevalent in the industrial process control world; implement the latest in hardware and software technologies; and keep cost and ROI a part of every decision. These three initiatives are what makes Touché such a powerful, simple, and cost effective solution.