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RTI Announces New Distribution Partner in Canada

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 8, 2016 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced its partnership with SFM. As a distributor of RTI, SFM will be responsible for growing business in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets throughout Canada with the following local sales representation in the provinces: Robert Payne (British Columbia), Garnet Schmitz (Alberta), Stephen Klotz (Manitoba/Saskatchewan), Scott McGregor (Ontario), Paul Belair (Quebec and Eastern Ontario), Dave Power (Atlantic Canada).

“SFM’s professional, customer-focused sales staff, marketing team, and service department will be a huge advantage to RTI dealers in Canada — providing them with top-notch service and support,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control. “We’re excited about this partnership with SFM as well as our recent appointment of Greg Peterson as RTI’s international business manager — Canada, furthering our commitment to Canadian integrators.”

SFM’s fully trained technical application group will provide dedicated RTI system design and authentication assistance to dealers and integrators, including reviewing system design and recommending changes. In addition, integrators will have access to a fast, full-time service department for the full range of RTI and Pro Control products, providing them with a convenient and dependable service option in Canada.

“RTI not only represents quality product but quality people, which is especially important to SFM,” said Steven Freytag, general manager of SFM’s Custom Installation division (SFM CI). “RTI’s powerful control and automation solutions solve the complexity of today’s home automation and commercial AV systems through seamless and simple integration with many of our existing brands, such as Just Add Power, IC Realtime, Nest, and Luxul on the residential side and Symetrix on the commercial AV side of our business. We are proud to have been selected as their distributor.”

More information about RTI and its complete portfolio of control and automation products is available at

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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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Photo Caption: SFM’s sales and marketing team with the RTI team at SFM headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

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