Roberts will take over for interim CEO Mark Derus, who will return to his role as Chief Financial Officer.
RTI, a provider of advanced control and automation systems for smart homes and businesses, has appointed Joe Roberts as Chief Executive Officer, replacing interim CEO Mark Derus.
Under the new role, Roberts will lead the company through initiatives that expand the RTI control platform with unique solutions for its global resimercial customers.
Roberts is well-known in the industry for turning around Core Brands and reestablishing ELAN as a leading control brand. During his time at Core Brands and then Nortek, he and his teams earned awards including top dealer program, the human interface of the year, customer service awards, and best product awards across multiple categories.
Roberts has 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 recognised for building an award-winning product portfolio across multiple categories. Roberts later helped lead the merger with Nortek Security and 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 powerful presentation, collaboration, and media distribution solutions for integrators looking to expand their businesses beyond the home into commercial and resimercial projects.
Commenting on the appointment, Roberts said: “I am excited to join RTI, where the team shares my passion for our dealers. 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.”
Derus remarked: “We’re very fortunate to have Joe join us as CEO. 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.”