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Key Hires in Management & Training Reinforce
RTI Commitment to Custom Channel
GLOBAL AUTOMATION
manufacturer RTI has announced
it is elevating its
North America channel support
with the hire of Randy
Logan as channel management
director. In this newly
created role, Logan will focus
on developing and managing
RTI's distribution partners to
benefi t all integrators working
with RTI control solutions.
Additionally, the Shakopee,
Minn.-based company
announced it is reigniting its
dealer training and support,
and to spearhead these efforts,
RTI has welcomed back
Tyler Nelson to the position
of national training manager.
" We are fully committed to
supporting our channel partners,
helping them deliver the
solutions and service in the
territories where our partners
have incredible relationships
with their RTI dealers, " says
Joe Roberts, CEO of RTI.
Logan will be the point
person for RTI distribution
partners, many with which
he has long relationships
from his years in the industry
the company points out.
Prior to joining RTI, he was
director of channel marketing
at Nortek Security & Control
and before that he served in
a similar role at Core Brands.
Starting his career in computers
and software, Logan
has a strong retail background
and has been the driver
behind multiple national and
global product launches.
" I am thrilled to join the
team at RTI, working in this
industry I love, " says Logan.
" Everyone at RTI shares my
customer-fi rst philosophy, and
with the new RTI Music and
especially the new Integration
Randy Logan (right) joins RTI as channel management director,
while Tyler Nelson (left) returns as national training manager.
Designer 11, we're creating
more opportunities than ever
for integrators to deliver exceptional
solutions with RTI. "
On the heels of the release
of Integration Designer 11,
Nelson is updating the online
training portal, RTIXCEL, with
a robust curriculum.
Nelson will help all new
dealers receive the foundational
education and knowledge
they need to specify,
sell, and install RTI products,
while creating programs for
existing dealers to easily
learn new integrations and
products and software.
In addition to his previous
tenure with RTI, Nelson has
held channel and product
marketing manager and training
leadership positions with
21st Century Distributing and
Klipsch Audio.
" I'm incredibly excited to
be back at RTI, " says Nelson.
" Training has always been at
the heart of the RTI dealer
support. "
SmartThings Starts Testing Matter-Compatible Products
AS ANTICIPATION and excitement
grow for the Matter standard,
SmartThings, a subsidiary
of Samsung, has announced a
Partner Early Access Program
with select strategic companies
to test their fi rst-ever Matter-compatible
products.
Aeotec, Aqara, Eve Systems,
Leedarson, Nanoleaf,
Netatmo, Sengled, Wemo,
WiZ, and Yale are the partners
in the exclusive program.
As a founding member of
Matter, SmartThings, which
was acquired by Samsung in
2014, says it is excited about
this development, as well as
the opportunity for partners to
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test their devices and Matter
interoperability with hub-enabled
devices and through the
SmartThings app. Additionally,
partners can use the SmartThings
app for seamless onboarding
of their devices.
Samsung is a member of
the Connectivity Standards
Alliance along with numerous
other big name brands
including Apple, Google, Amazon,
ASSA Abloy, Comcast,
Lutron, Legrand, Resideo,
Somfy, Silicon Labs, Schneider
Electric and others.
" This is why we have,
and will continue to, invest
heavily in Matter, " says the
SmartThings announced a Partner Early Access Program to
test with the Matter protocol.
company in a press release.
At the annual SmartThings
Developer Conference, the
company announced Matter
will allow Samsung's Galaxy
devices, TVs, and Family
Hub appliances to have
the versatile connectivity
options through SmartThings.
Integrating SmartThings
hub functionality into these
devices will make it easier
for users to experience the
benefi ts of connected living
without the need for a separate
smart home hub.
The launch of Matter has
been delayed until later
this year. The Partner Early
Access Program has created
tremendous near-term
excitement for SmartThings
and select companies, according
to the company.
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