Self-Storage Technology Firm OpenTech Hires New VP, Product Owner

Jon Loftin will be responsible for the development of the firm’s new IoE Solutions Platform.

PhoenixOpenTech, a technology leader in the self-storage industry, has recruited Jon Loftin, one of the industry’s leading access control experts.

Jon Loftin, OpenTech Vice President & Product Owner

Jon Loftin, OpenTech Vice President & Product Owner

In his new role as vice president and product owner, Loftin will be responsible for the development of OpenTech’s new IoE Solutions Platform and will report directly to Robert Chiti, OpenTech’s president & CEO. Details of the initiative will be announced later this year.

Loftin has held senior management roles in the self-storage industry for more than 25 years. He has contributed to the success of Digi Tech International and Chamberlain Access Products Group, and for the past 5 years has been leading sales, technical support, customer service and marketing for PTI. Loftin has managed the dealer/installer networks for all three companies.

“I have worked with the team at OpenTech for many years and I have watched them continue to grow their company by developing innovative solutions and happy customers. I am excited about getting the opportunity to design, develop and launch an entirely new solution for the self-storage industry, built from ground up on the latest technology available,” Loftin said in prepared remarks.

“We are proud that Jon has decided to join our management team. His values align nicely with OpenTech’s. (…) Jon’s experience and knowledge with access control systems, business, and people makes him the perfect person to lead our IoE initiative,” added Robert Chiti.

Loftin will continue to work from Asheville, NC but travel to OpenTech’s headquarters in Arizona on a regular basis.

OpenTech Alliance connects thousands of tenants with storage companies around the world. With over 4,000 daily transactions, the company’s automated products and services helped storage managers move in over 100,000 tenants in 2015, generating more than $100 million in new sales revenue alone. OpenTech also owns a majority stake in StorageTreasures LLC and operates, the largest online and onsite self-storage auction market place in the industry with more than 950,000 bidders, 7,500 self-storage facilities and more than 140,000 auctions held in 2015.

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