Business Briefs: February 2016

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RB Control Systems Appoints Rick Brunori as CEO

RB Control Systems has announced the promotion of Rick Brunori as CEO, a move the company says better aligns the company for growth in new markets and expansion into new product offerings.

Brunori was co-founder of RB Control Systems since the company launch in 2003 and has been responsible for the design and vision of the company’s business management software. Corinne Kraft, co-founder of RB Control Systems, will continue to remain as part of the RB Control Systems team as an industry advisor.

“The appointment of Rick Brunori as CEO is an important step in broadening our product offerings to provide greater innovation and value, and I am confident in his ability to drive RB Control Systems forward,” Kraft says. “I’m excited about the potential that Rick will bring to the customers and prospects of the company. This is a positive step for all those who are part of the RB Control Systems community.”

In addition to the promotion of Brunori, RB Control Systems has also secured incremental venture capital as a means to accelerate its product roadmap.  Recognizing that the face of retail point-of-sale is undergoing significant change, the company is well poised to serve its customers through new offerings that will be unveiled in the coming months. 

“I understand the importance of mobility, social channels, and on-line retailing,” Brunori says. “I intend to extend the capabilities of our products to make it easier for our customers to navigate through these changes to improve their growth and profitability.”

The company is planning to grow its engineering and support staff and will expand into new facilities outside of Pittsburgh, Penn.

Matt RibarAPi Promotes Matthew Ribar to Retail Vice President

With products that provide a simple approach to water care for pool owners, APi has experienced exponential growth of their specialty chemical products in independent pool retail stores and service companies. With that market expansion, APi is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Ribar to vice president, retail sales.

Ribar, now working from the APi MidAmerica office outside of Austin, Texas, has been in the pool industry since 1993. Initially working within the Pinch A Penny family, then the chemical team at POOLCORP, and now with APi for five years, Matt has served middle America and parts of Canada in the chemical sector of the industry for more than a decade and has experience in all aspects of the industry.

Evosus Promotes MarcyEvosus Marcy

Evosus Business Management Software has promoted Kimberly Marcy to the position of media content manager for the company. In hew new role, Marcy will be responsible for all day-to-day marketing department operations including content development, website management, social media and new marketing initiatives. Marcy has worked for Evosus for five years as a training manager and brings to the team considerable knowledge both of Evosus business and customers as well as a passion for using her creativity to educate, inform and excite people about Evosus. She can be reached at (360) 735-9510 ext. 139 or by email at [email protected].

Fox Pool Corporation Hires Jamie Rexford for Northeast Sales

Jamie Rexford Fox

Fox Pool Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Jamie Rexford to the position of Northeast zone manager for the company. Rexford is a 12-year combat veteran with service in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his new role with Fox, he is responsible for all facets of sales and customer service for the Fox Pool Group in the Northeast region of the US. 

Rexford is CPO certified and has worked in the swimming pool industry since 2004, starting in the field in both construction and service positions before moving up to various management roles. 

Rexford in based in New Hampshire and can be reached at [email protected] or at (603) 289-8129.

King Technology Announces Online Resources

King Technology has announced a new collection of online resources for dealers planning promotional campaigns for the @ease Floating Sanitizing System for hot tubs.

On the new webpage, dealers will find graphics, descriptions, videos, manuals and brochures that can be used to promote @ease on your website or in store. In addition, King Technology has launched a new webpage describing the innovation of SmartChlor Technology, which makes it easy to explain the benefits it offers to your customers. 

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