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RTI Names Ed McConaghay as CEO

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Feb. 1, 2017 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced the appointment of W. Edward (Ed) McConaghay as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

“Ed possesses the strategic vision, deep operational knowledge, and experience as a hands-on business executive,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas, RTI. “His proven track record of leadership for technology-driven companies, both domestically and internationally, coupled with a strong engineering background makes him a natural fit for the RTI family. We are excited to have him on board.”

Prior to joining RTI, McConaghay was an interim CEO and strategic advisor for technology companies through his consulting practice Key Indicators, Inc. for more than 22 years. In that role, he supported businesses ranging from startups to middle market companies, providing leadership and direction for business transitions, planning and implementing growth strategies, and developing technology products. Among his executive leadership positions, he was the interim CEO for WELLBEATS(TM); co-founder of PhotoBook Press; CEO and Director of XL Technology Systems, Inc.; CEO and Director of ViA Inc.; CEO and Director of Telident, Inc.; CEO and Director of Digital Technics, Inc.; and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Deluxe Corp. He also served as Senior Executive at Nortel Ltd. for 10 years, most recently as Vice President of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region. Ed is a U.S. Military Academy graduate and served as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Army. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

“I’m very excited to join RTI, a true pioneer in control and automation systems, in a time of such phenomenal market growth,” said McConaghay. “As a team, we will continue to focus on delivering exceptional products, unmatched dealer support, and a gratifying customer experience to build on our leadership in the IoT and smart home/office space.”

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About RTI
Celebrating 25 years of innovation, RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. 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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