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Joe Roberts joins RTI as CEO

February 7, 2020  By  SP&T Staff

RTI, a provider of control and automation solutions, announced the appointment of Joe Roberts as chief executive officer. The company said in a statement that Roberts 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.

“We’re very fortunate to have Joe join us as CEO,” Derus said in a statement. “His passion for building a culture that consistently delivers exceptional service and innovative products makes him a perfect fit. Under Joe’s leadership, we look forward to expanding the business opportunities for our distribution partners around the world.”

“I am excited to join RTI, where the team shares my passion for our dealers,” said Roberts. “We have a strong foundation with nearly three decades of creative solutions for both residential and commercial integrators worldwide. I look forward to leading the team to build on this momentum.”


Roberts has held executive level, general management and senior marketing positions at The Learning Company, Broderbund, Corel, eLanguage, Core Brands, Nortek and others.

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