PHOENIX, Arizona – January 15th, 2014 –OpenTech Alliance Inc. announced that Robert A. Chiti, President and CEO at OpenTech, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Self Storage Association (SSA), the non-profit trade organization of the self storage industry. As such, Chiti will help to support and govern more than 60,000 facilities throughout the U.S. and International self storage industry.
“I am honored to be voted to the SSA Board! I look forward to contributing to the success of the self storage industry not only as a vendor, but now as a member of the SSA Board. I am excited about the opportunity to work with and learn from the SSA staff and active board members. For over a decade, OpenTech has been sponsoring and attending SSA events. As a member of the association, we have gained significant value and would urge every vendor in the industry to become a member and support the organization.” said Chiti.
Chiti founded OpenTech in 2003 and is responsible for meeting profit goals of the business, daily oversight of operations, long term strategic planning, and the continued development of the company culture. He leverages his 25 years of technology and business experience to help self storage owners improve the performance of their properties. In addition, Chiti currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Self Storage Association (CSSA). Robert is a regular presenter at both national and state self storage conferences and author of many industry related articles.
J.R. Clisham, Chairman of the SSA Board of Directors and owner of CT Self Stor said, “Robert and I served on the SSA conference committee together for several years and I am happy to have him on the board during my term as Chairman. Over the past 10 years he has demonstrated a strong commitment to the SSA and the industry. I am certain he will bring valuable perspective to our board.”
Founded in 1975, the SSA serves a $145 billion (market cap values) and $18.5 billion (revenues) self storage industry including owner-operators, facility managers and vendors in the self storage industry. The SSA represents some 3,000 direct member companies and another 3,000 indirect member firms (via nineteen (19) affiliated associations) that own and operate a total of some 20,000 facilities in the US, Canada and 16 other nations. Direct members range from individual facility owner-operators to multiple-facility operations, to the industry’s largest publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). For more information, visit SelfStorage.Org
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Celebrating a Decade of Service to Self Storage, OpenTech provides solutions that connect storage owners with tenants. Through the development of a complete line of automated Kiosks and Call Center services, the INSOMNIAC brand has become synonymous with self-storage. The company offers a wide-range of self storage rental solutions that increase revenues and improves customer convenience while decreasing operating costs and workload. A place to find reliable, around-the-clock support is what OpenTech has come to be for thousands of self storage owners world-wide. For additional information, please click OpenTechAlliance.com or call an OpenTech Business Development Manager at (602) 749-9370.
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OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
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