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RTI Strengthens Corporate Team With New Finance and Logistics Leadership

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 8, 2017 —

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, has named Mark Derus as chief financial officer (CFO) and Mark Klayum as logistics manager.

“RTI’s leadership in control and automation is founded on strong, passionate people at every level,” said Ed McConaghay, CEO, RTI. “With these additions to our team, we continue that legacy as we move into the future. Both men bring the expertise that will be vital to ensuring RTI achieves its goals year after year.”

Derus is a global finance leader with expertise in supporting public and privately held companies in high-growth stages. He has a long history of successfully executing on strategy, leading mergers and acquisitions, partnering with key businesses, and guiding and facilitating companies through overall business growth. With an extensive background in technology, finance, and accounting, he has held the title of CFO as well as other executive positions for NetSPI, Quantum Retail Technology, Spanlink Communications/ConvergeOne, IDeaS Revenue Optimization, and Visual Circuits. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota.

Klayum is an experienced manager who excels at leading midsize teams in achieving company objectives and goals. He has an extensive background with internal logistics, inventory processing, land and air logistics operations, business management, project coordination, group leadership, and Information technology management. Past experience includes logistics, IT, and network management positions with Sonic Innovations, Associated Global Systems, Metro Sales, and Fermilab. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business systems from Taylor University.

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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.

More information on RTI’s complete portfolio of control and automation products is available at


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