About Us

Functional Devices was founded in 1969 by Albert Rittmann, an engineer with a love for tinkering with electronics.

Over the years, we have expanded our product lines to serve a broad range of industries including building automation, HVAC, lighting, electrical, panel shops, fire & safety, wireless, and power monitoring.

We are best known for our RIB® (Relay in a Box®) brand product lines. We manufacture our products in the heartland of Indiana where every unit is tested before it leaves the production floor to ensure our customers get the product quality they have come to expect. RIB’s ease of installation, product performance and durability are why our customers enjoy confidence and peace of mind in every box with each RIB purchase.

Our People

The RIB Team is committed to customer success.

Our Sales & Marketing team works proactively to identify customer and market needs. Our Customer Service team reaches out to onboard new customers and answer all their questions. Our Production team diligently builds RIB products that are known for their long-lasting and easy-to-install qualities. Our Shipping team carefully packages product for timely and accurate order fulfillment. Our in-house Engineering team develops innovative products, many of which are derived from ideas submitted by our customers. Our engineers are also available and accessible to provide full technical support for selection and installation of RIB products.

Sales & Marketing Team

Aaron Hiatt - Marketing Coordinator

Aaron Hiatt

Marketing Coordinator
Angie Jarvis - Customer Service and Inside Sales Manager

Angie Jarvis

Customer Service &
Inside Sales Manager
Amy Reed - Lighting Customer Service Coordinator

Amy Reed

Lighting Customer
Service Coordinator
Ashlyn Almon - Customer Care Specialist

Ashlyn Almon

Customer Care
Specialist
Blake Morgan - Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

Blake Morgan

Midwestern Regional
Sales Manager
Cale Gerlach - Director Of Outside Sales

Cale Gerlach

Director of
Outside Sales
Caley Popp - Graphic Designer

Caley Popp

Graphic Designer
Chance Beene - Regional Sales Customer Service

Chance Beene

Regional Sales
Customer Service
Dave Siefers - Product Manager

Dave Siefers

Product Manager
David Weaver - Senior Graphic Designer

David Weaver

Senior Graphic Designer
Dolores Medlen - National and Key Account Customer Service

Dolores Medlen

National & Key Account
Customer Service
Frank Trgovac - Sales Development Representative

Frank Trgovac

Sales Development Representative
Hannah Kibler - Director of Marketing

Hannah Kibler

Director of Marketing
Matt Holder - Southern Regional Sales Manager

Matt Holder

Southern Regional Sales Manager
Matt Orr - Lighting and Electrical Product Sales Manager

Matt Orr

Lighting & Electrical Product Sales Manager
Nick Walker - Electrical Distributors Sales Manager

Nick Walker

Electrical Distributor Sales Manager
Olivia Wright - Sales Development Representative

Olivia Wright

Sales Development Representative
Rick Alexander - Northeastern Regional Sales Manager

Rick Alexander

Northeastern Regional Sales Manager
Ryan Smith - National Product Solutions Manager

Ryan Smith

National Product Solutions Manager

Engineering – Technical Support Team

Henry Smith - Engineer

Henry Smith

Engineer
Matt Long - VP of Engineering

Matt Long

VP of Engineering
Noah Smith - Engineer

Noah Smith

Engineer
Sam Klennert - Engineer

Sam Klennert

Engineer
Tymothy Moore - Engineer

Tym Moore

Engineer

Core Values

Committed to Quality

We strive for our products to have zero failures in the field. We demonstrate this value by testing and inspecting every item we produce in Indiana. We extend this commitment beyond just product quality and into every aspect of our jobs. We provide quality service to our customers with on-time and accurate deliveries, knowledgeable technical support, and dedicated relationships – in-person and over the phone.

Adaptable

We adapt to our circumstances. We make products that have a variety of applications, attempting to solve as many problems as possible with a single product. We come to work ready to do our jobs and prepared to respond to changing demands as situations arise. We are energized by change and believe it is necessary for long-term success.

Collaborative

We believe outcomes are more successful when we collaborate. We complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses and celebrate our successes together. We welcome feedback from our current and potential customers to improve our products and service. Internally, we work as a team, focus on the positive, and achieve great results together.

Innovative

We make good ideas into great ideas. As the creators of the original “Relay in a Box®,” it is our goal to introduce new ideas to the market that save our customers time and money. We innovate new processes throughout the organization to deliver value to our customer and remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Principled

We have high expectations of ourselves and each other. We treat our customers and vendors as our partners, establishing trustworthy relationships by being compassionate and fair. Honesty and integrity run rampant throughout the organization. We accept responsibility for our actions, correct our course when necessary, and learn from our past to improve future outcomes. We work hard to improve ourselves and the lives of those around us. We agree with William Penn when he said, “Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”

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