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Joe Roberts Joins RTI as CEO

Former leader of Core Brands and Nortek joins RTI.

Joe Roberts, CEO, RTI
Joe Roberts, CEO, RTI

RTI has announced the appointment of Joe Roberts as chief executive officer. He will lead the company through initiatives that expand the RTI control platform with unique solutions for its global resimercial customers. Roberts takes over for interim CEO Mark Derus, who will return to his role as chief financial officer.

Roberts has a history of customer focus, product innovation, and delivery, and is well-known in the industry for turning around Core Brands and reestablishing ELAN as a leading control brand. Roberts will inject his brand of customer focus and leadership into RTI, accelerating innovation within the residential market, and positioning the company to expand its suite of solutions for the commercial market.

Roberts is a C-level executive and a product visionary with over 20 years’ global experience with companies in the smart home and office, IoT, cloud, and software-as-a-service markets. As president of Core Brands, he was recognized for building an award-winning product portfolio across multiple categories. Roberts later helped lead the merger with Nortek Security & Control. He has held executive level, general management, and senior marketing positions at The Learning Company, Broderbund, Corel, eLanguage, and others.

Roberts will be on hand at ISE 2020, where RTI will highlight presentation, collaboration, and media distribution solutions for integrators looking to expand their businesses beyond the home into commercial and resimercial projects.

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