OpenTech adds Veteran Auctioneer to the Team

OpenTech adds Veteran Auctioneer to the Team

OpenTech adds Veteran Auctioneer to the Team

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – September 22nd, 2016 – Today OpenTech Alliance announced Bill Betthauser, a second generation auctioneer and past President of the Arizona Auctioneers Association, has joined the team.  Bill has over 30 years’ experience in the auction business and is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering.  He is the co-founder of a successful online auction website and has been the corporate auctioneer for Harley-Davidson and Phillip Morris.  He has appeared on several major television programs and hosted the weekly radio show “Auction Chasers”.

“Bill is a professional auctioneer that is very familiar with the auction industry, related regulations, and compliance issues. Bill will be responsible for working with self storage operators on the East Coast as well as leading a few special projects. Being from a family of live auctioneers and having co-founded an online auction company, he appreciates the virtues of both models, online and live.” commented Robert A. Chiti, OpenTech president and ceo. “We are happy to have Bill on our team. We feel he will be able to help us develop better relationships with the leading auctioneers in the self storage industry and give us a better understanding of auction buyers.”

In January of this year OpenTech purchased a majoring stake in and has taken over management of the company’s operations.

Why We Do What We Do: Every day, OpenTech Alliance connects thousands of tenants with storage companies around the world. With over 4,000 daily transactions, the companies automated products and services helped Storage Managers move-in over 130,000 tenants in 2015, generating over 140 million dollars in new sales revenue alone. OpenTech also owns a majority stake in Storage Treasures, LLC and operates, the largest online and onsite self-storage auction market place in the industry with over 900,000 bidders, 6,500 self-storage facilities and over 140,000 auctions held in 2015. OpenTech, Making Self-Storage Easier, So More People will Use It. For additional information, please visit or call an OpenTech Business Development Manager at (602) 749-9370.

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Mike Sawyer, Director of Marketing
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.

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