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Self-Storage Supplier Janus International Announces New CEO, Other Staff Appointments

September 4, 2019

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Self-Storage Supplier Janus International Announces New CEO, Other Staff Appointments

Update 9/4/19 – On the heels of announcing its new CEO, Janus has promoted Pete Frayser to vice president of sales and hired Theresa Gallas as a regional sales manager for its Nokē Smart Entry System Division.

Frayser joined Janus in 2016. Since May 2018, he’s been serving dual roles for the company, both as vice president of international sales and as a business-development manager in the Northeast for the company’s R3 (Restore, Rebuild, Replace) Division. Prior to joining Janus, he worked with a real estate developer in Valencia, Spain, and was employed in business development for Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

“Pete’s background in domestic and international business development, paired with his experience in sales and marketing for the NBA prior to coming to Janus, make him an invaluable asset and perfectly position him for this new role,” Jackson said.

Gallas has been working in the self-storage industry for nine years. She’s the co-founder and former president of List Self Storage, a website where real estate professionals can list and identify facilities for sale. She most recently worked as chief business development officer for Union Realtime LLC, a technology-services company that specializes in self-storage development data. Before that, she was vice president of sales and marketing for the Storage Business Owners Alliance, a buying group for the U.S. self-storage industry.

“For years I’ve admired the culture at Janus and the quality of their products. To be part of a team that embodies these principles is an honor,” Gallas said. “Smart-entry systems, specifically Nokē, are part of the next generation of self-storage facility automation, and I could not be more thrilled to be part of this growth.”

“We’re thrilled to have Theresa join our team during a period of significant growth for our Smart Entry Division. As we look to constantly reimagine solutions that address real business challenges for self-storage owner-operators, Theresa’s business development acumen as well as her wealth of industry knowledge will help us amplify our growth even further,” said Christine DeBord, vice president of business development for the Smart Entry and Facility Automation Division. “As we continue to expand our product offering and add new capabilities to our suite of smart-entry and automation technology, Theresa is an ideal addition to the team and will only help us continue to grow.”

8/27/19 – Janus International, a global manufacturer and supplier of building solutions and technology for the self-storage industry, has named Ramey Jackson as CEO, effective Sept. 2. He’ll succeed founder and current CEO David Curtis, who announced his retirement but will remain with the company as co-chairman of the board, according to a press release.

Jackson has more than 20 years of industry experience. He’s served in several executive and leadership roles within Janus, most recently as vice president of sales.

“Ramey is an executive with the knowledge, experience, commitment and vision required to lead Janus into the future, and we look forward to partnering with him as we work together to take Janus to the next stage of growth,” said José E. Feliciano, co-founder and managing partner, and Colin Leonard, partner, of private investment firm Clearlake Capital Group LP, which acquired Janus last year. “On behalf of Clearlake and the board, we want to thank David for his exemplary service to Janus, wish him well in his well-deserved retirement and look forward to his continued contributions as co-chairman.”

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Janus, and I want to thank David, Clearlake and the entire team at Janus for the confidence they have placed in me to lead this incredible organization,” Jackson said. “The self-storage business is undergoing exciting changes as new technological solutions are developed and applied, and Janus looks forward to offering the most innovative, customer-friendly options.”

Curtis has more than 35 years of executive experience within the industry, having founded and led multiple companies at the forefront of the self-storage and commercial sectors. “I am proud of the incredible global platform we have built with the best employees in the industry,” he said. “Janus is just getting started in its growth trajectory, and I am excited to watch Ramey execute on our compelling growth plan to pioneer new technologies like access control while expanding our core business lines. Ramey is a proven and respected leader in our organization, [and] who has delivered strong results through an unwavering commitment to our customers and people.”

Headquartered in Temple, Ga., and founded in 2002, Janus sells roll-up and swing doors, hallway systems, and re-locatable storage units. It also has a technology division designed to help self-storage operators automate facility operation, improve security, and create a more convenient customer experience. It operates 10 U.S. locations as well as manufacturing facilities in Europe and Mexico.

Founded in 2006, Clearlake’s core target sectors are industrials and energy, software and technology-enabled services, and consumer. It has managed more than $10 billion of institutional capital since inception.

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