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RTI Invests in New Talent and World-Class Facility

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 7, 2016 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced five new additions to the company’s business management team and the opening of a state-of-the-art engineering wing at its corporate headquarters. The new sales team appointments include: Matthew Yealy to northwest regional business manager, Angel Madrid to northeast regional business manager, Jonathan Dawson to southwest regional business manager, Bob Templeman to southeast regional business manager, and Greg Peterson to international business manager — Canada.    

The new engineering space increases the footprint of the corporate office by 50 percent. Designed along the lines of what you might find in Silicon Valley, the wing will help foster innovation, giving RTI’s engineers an environment that promotes further collaboration. In addition, the facility provides more offices to accommodate a growing engineering staff.

“We continue to build on our operational effectiveness and our strategic positioning by making investments throughout our organization,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas at RTI. “Our new state-of-the-art engineering wing, significant bolstering of our technical support team, and expansion of our sales and marketing team will allow us to build on our legacy of creating and supporting world-class products for the custom install channel. Matthew, Angel, Jonathan, Bob, and Greg each bring extensive industry knowledge, expertise, and creativity that will be instrumental to achieving our vision.”

Yealy brings more than 20 years of experience in system integration, sales, service, and technical support to his new role. Prior to joining RTI, he was a systems integrator and the AV managing integrator for the award-winning Blondies Sports Bar & Grill located in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where he oversaw the integration and training for the sports bar’s extensive AV system.

Madrid has worked more than 17 years within the custom installation industry. For the last seven years, he served as an account manager for AVAD LLC. He also owned his own integration company for 10 years, providing him with remarkable acumen in the custom install industry.

Dawson brings more than 13 years of industry expertise to his new role. Prior to joining RTI, Dawson worked as a content marketing developer for Yamaha. He has also held management positions with Walt Disney Studio’s Home Entertainment, Bose, and Klipsch.

Templeman joins RTI from ThreeSixty Engineer Systems, where he was the company’s southeastern regional sales manager and helped increase brand awareness, market share, and the direct dealer network. He also served as sales manager at Key Digital Systems for more than five years, expanding the company’s distribution channels.

With more than 23 years of audio design expertise with consumer electronics, audio, and live event installation companies, Peterson has a deep knowledge of what it takes to provide leading-edge service and support. Previously, he served as the general manager for AV distributor Sound Developments, helping build the company’s customer base. 

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About RTI
RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. Perfected over 20 years, the company’s award-winning solutions let users take complete control over their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed A/V, lighting, climate, security, and more into one simple user interface. For dealers, RTI’s systems are backed by the company’s renowned Integration Designer(R) programming software, which allows them to deliver a completely customized control experience and powerful third-party integration.

Guided by a passion for redefining the limits of engineering, the RTI portfolio of powerful, yet affordable, central processors, A/V distribution products, Apple(R) and Android(TM) apps, in-wall touchpanels, and beautiful handheld remotes deliver smart and reliable control in elegant form factors. Part of the RTI family of innovative control solutions, the Pro Control line of easy-to-program handheld remote controls, control processors, and ProPanel(R) app are engineered with RTI’s advanced capabilities built-in and bring unprecedented value to professionally installed electronic systems. Together, RTI and Pro Control are setting the standard for enhanced, fully customizable control and automation solutions for every application.

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Caption: RTI Sales Leadership Team (L to R: Angel Madrid, Greg Peterson, Matthew Yealy, Mike Everett, Bob Templeman, Jonathan Dawson)

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