Robert A. Chiti, president and CEO of self-storage technology company OpenTech Alliance Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the national Self Storage Association (SSA). Chiti's company is an SSA member and has sponsored and attended association events for more than a decade.
"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," Chiti said.
Chiti founded OpenTech in 2003. He has 25 years of technology and business experience and is responsible for meeting the company's profit goals, overseeing daily operation, long-term strategic planning and the continued development of the company culture. He also serves on the board of directors for the California Self Storage Association.
"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," said J.R. Clisham, chairman of the SSA Board of Directors and owner of CT Self Stor, which operates four self-storage facilities in Connecticut. "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."
Phoenix-based OpenTech provides several models of INSOMNIAC self-serve kiosks as well as a range of self-storage rental solutions including the INSOMNIAC Live! Call Center, INSOMNIAC Online Web and mobile applications, LiveAgent! software products, and the INSOMNIAC ILock Security System, all available through the company's Self-Storage Cloud.
Founded in 1975, the SSA serves self-storage owners, managers and vendors, representing approximately 3,000 direct member companies. It also represents an additional 3,000 indirect member firms through its affiliation with 19 state and international associations. Its members range from individual facility owner-operators to multiple-facility operations to real estate investment trusts.