At CTI, we believe that every member of our team is critical to our success from our engineers to our sales team to the folks on our factory floor and in our custodial and shipping departments. Many of our employees have been with us for more than 25 years – a testament to our core values that form the basis for maintaining a culture in which we treat each other – and our customers, distributors, partners and vendors – with respect and the way we would like to be treated.
CTI is not just a manufacturing company. Starting with the CEO, it is also a company of engineers. But unlike some engineering-driven companies, our focus is less on the latest “bleeding edge” technology and more on meeting the needs of our customers. And rather than tell our customers what we think they need, we have an unwavering commitment to listen to our customers and to meet their needs with practical, simple, easy-to-use products and applications.
Meet our leaders:
President, Chairman and CEO
Mark A. Medley
A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Industrial Management, Mark served in the USAF as a SAC Minuteman III missile launch officer in Minot, ND. After his military service, he joined several of his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers as Business Operations Manager and stockholder in a pair of fledgling companies. 13-30 Corporation was a magazine publishing company that later acquired Esquire Magazine. Computer Concepts designed and manufactured meat & dairy computers. In 1980, Mark bought the manufacturing division of Computer Concepts and formed Control Technology, Inc. After 40 years, our products are sold globally through major distribution channels.
Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) since 1992 and was a founder and board chair of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences located in Ann Arbor Michigan. He previously served as Chair of the UT College of Engineering Board of Advisors and was a member of the Chancellor’s Associates and Leadership Knoxville, class of 1987. He served as Chairman of St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Board and was awarded the 2015 Catholic Healthcare Partners Founders’ Award for Excellence in Governance Leadership. He is past President of Knox County Association of Retarded Citizens and Beta Home. An active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, he serves as Treasurer.
Mark and his wife Pat have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Senior Vice President
Robert Peck, Senior Vice-President of CTI, has responsibility for our global sales and customer service operations. His training is from Auburn University in Electrical Engineering, and he has over 35 years of experience in developing and selling Industrial Automation products. During his lengthy tenure at CTI, he has had roles in product development, product management, sales, marketing, and customer service, and has developed a deep knowledge of all our products.
Mr. Peck’s background includes several publications in the areas of Robotics and Global Trade, and he holds a U.S. patent for a Robotic Surface Mount Assembly System. Before coming to CTI, he was involved in spacecraft antenna design, and worked on pioneering projects with NASA which developed the precursor satellite antenna technology for today’s direct broadcast television systems like DISH NETWORK and DIRECTV.
Asked about his passion for our business, he says “What really charges me up is helping customers solve problems in measurement, control, and communication in their processes. When we can give them a solution that I know will be reliable for many years, I have done something I can be proud of.”
Chief Financial Officer
Angela Justice is the Chief Financial Officer at CTI with responsibility for all the functions of the accounting department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and cash management. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS degree and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Justice also took on the role of Manufacturing Manager in early 2019 where she oversees the manufacturing process and inventory control.
Prior to joining CTI, Mrs. Justice worked in public accounting at several companies in Knoxville where she worked closely with clients concerning cash flow, profitability, and taxes. She has been with CTI since 1990. Her willingness to eagerly accept new challenges has contributed to her growth as well as the success of CTI.
Vice President of Software Development
Dave Kaz, Vice President of Software Development at CTI, has responsibility for all embedded and Windows software development as well as for independent software test. With over 30 years of experience developing Industrial Automation products, Mr. Kaz has placed an emphasis on ensuring our business creates highly reliable software with built-in diagnostic capabilities to best support all CTI customers, but particularly those that have installations that operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Mr. Kaz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Since joining CTI in 1988 he has held positions in technical product support/quality assurance, contract software development for third party manufacturing facilities, product software development, software project lead and software management.
When asked about what continues to capture his interest, he said “CTI is a manufacturing facility and the end products we create are used by other manufacturers; software development that is applied towards manufacturing just feels relevant. Furthermore, CTI has a diverse and global set of customers, and it continues to interest me to help our customers create end products, several of which are used by my own family.”