Stephen Hayes

Managing Director at Beckhoff Automation Ltd

Stephen has over 25 years' experience in automation control systems. He created Hayes Control Systems Ltd in 1994 as the exclusive Beckhoff Automation distributor for the UK. He introduced Beckhoff Automation PC based and fieldbus control systems into the UK initially in industrial and then in building automation applications.

He then sold the business to Beckhoff Automation in 2009 and remains the Managing Director. He was the first to install EnOcean wireless technology in the UK along with integrated DALI lighting control and HVAC controls onto the same platform.

In 2008 he established IA (Interior Automation Ltd) as a Beckhoff system integrator for building controls which has developed into an IoT technology provider creating secure IoT gateways and easy-to-use IoT-enabled lighting control systems. Major projects delivered include Heathrow T2 lighting control, Gatwick airport terminals lighting controls, IBM buildings in the UK, O2 HQ in UK, Etihad Airways Centre and Central Market in Abu Dhabi.

Stephen has overseen the development of IoT applications for building asset monitoring with integration into IBM Maximo and Tririga FM software.

Official partnerships include Beckhoff, IBM, Arkessa, Edocuments and the EnOcean Alliance.

Stephen has a degree in Engineering from Kings College London.