SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 4, 2020 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer, today announced that Jim Koenig has joined the company as U.S. Director of Sales, reporting to CEO Joe Roberts. In this new role, Koenig will oversee the RTI sales, dealer experience, and training activities in the United States; work with the RTI leadership team to define the company’s strategic direction; and develop new initiatives to grow the RTI and Pro Control brands.
“Jim Koenig is well-known in the custom installation industry for his customer-centric sales leadership,” said Roberts. “It’s that customer focus and his strategic vision that make him an excellent fit with RTI and our deep commitment to our dealers and distributors. We look forward to Jim’s leadership as we continue to expand our presence in the United States.”
Koenig has over 18 years of sales and management experience in the custom electronics industry. He comes to RTI from Vutec, where, as Vice President of Global Sales, he was charged with creating momentum for the company’s projector screen business. Prior to that, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Screen Innovations, he was instrumental in developing and launching a new IoT window shade hardware and software platform, debuting as the No. 4 brand in the CE Pro Brand Analysis survey.
Koenig’s previous roles included Sales Analyst Consultant and Regional Manager for Legrand BCS and its Vantage and QMotion brands; Director of Sales, Central, for Savant; and Director of CI Channel Sales for the U.S. and Canada at Core Brands. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
“RTI has a strong position in the control market and is developing new opportunities in AV distribution and other attach categories important to our dealers and their customers,” said Koenig. “I’m excited to work with the team to chart our path forward and bring innovative new solutions to our integrator partners that help them win projects and deliver unmatched experiences for their clients.”
More information about RTI is available at www.rticorp.com.
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RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for smart homes and businesses. Guided by a passion for delivering the ultimate user experience, the company’s award-winning solutions bring entertainment, environment, and security into harmony with a powerful ecosystem that is easy enough for anyone to use. The RTI portfolio offers beautifully designed remote controls, touchpanels, apps, processors, and A/V distribution, all unified by the company’s renowned Integration Designer APEX® programming software, enabling integrators to deliver complete custom control for their clients.
The RTI family of innovative control solutions includes Pro Control. Affordable and easy to program, this line of remote controls, processors, and the ProPanel® app is engineered to bring unprecedented value to professionally installed electronic systems.
More information is available at www.rticorp.com and www.procontrol.com.
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