RTI has added SFM as its distribution partner for Canada. 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."