John Rinaldi founded Real Time Automation Inc. back in 1988. Twenty years later he and the team at RTA have become leading developers in the Industrial Automation industry. John gained experience in industrial automation working for companies such as Kimberly Clark, Procter and Gamble and Rockwell Automation. He spent his time integrating products and systems with hundreds of features, thousand page manuals, and countless headaches that only needed to perform a simple function in an application. One day it dawned on him. No one offers simple solutions that do just one thing, the only thing you need them to do. Why pay for and try to wield a three-inch thick Swiss army knife when all you need is a butter knife? That was a turning point.
With this new found view on things, John went out on his own. He found the best engineers he could find and gave them one task. “Create solutions so simple to use, the hardest part of their integration is opening the box.” Twenty years later that goal is still at the heart of every project RTA takes on.