SPRING GROVE, Ill. — Intermatic Inc. announced the formation of its 2015 Contractors Council, which is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to capture the voice of its customers.

Rick Boutilier, president and CEO of Intermatic, said that the Contractors Council, which is comprised of 14 residential and commercial electrical contractors, reflects the company’s commitment to understanding contractors’ needs in today’s changing market. “As we develop new products, we’re committed to hearing the voice of the customers and responding to their needs. The Council is a great vehicle to make that possible.”

“The world electrical contractors are working in is fundamentally changing. In addition to setting up electrical wiring, they are now being asked to set up smart houses, and some are even involved in the design of smart cities,” said Liz Jacobs, vice president of marketing. “Contractors are being expected to move along with technological innovation. We’re determined to help contractors meet these new demands.”

The 14 council members represent the residential and commercial sectors and cover a wide range of geographical regions and business sizes.

“The council goes all the way from the installer to the firm owner,” said Jacobs. “We have presidents of contractor firms, individual contractors, project managers, and even a firm treasurer. Combined, they give us insights into all aspects of their businesses and all dimensions of their needs.”

The council’s charter is to provide Intermatic with informed input, recommendations, and feedback on selected strategic technology issues as well as recommendations on feature enhancements and new product development.

“Intermatic has a history of providing contractors with solutions designed for easy installation, effective control, and energy reduction,” Boutilier said. “The Contractors Council will ensure our product development process meets the needs and values of contractors.”

Publication date: 2/23/2015 

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