GTO Access Systems Names Douglas Waldal as President

Oct 21, 2015, 14:40 ET from Nortek, Inc.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GTO Access Systems LLC, a Nortek, Inc. company (Nasdaq: NTK) and a leader in the automatic gate and garage door operator industry, today announced the appointment of Douglas Waldal as President.

Waldal joins GTO with more than 20 years of progressive experience in marketing, sales and general management for both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies. Prior to GTO, he was at Belden, Inc. where he served six years as vice president and general manager with full P&L responsibility for a major global broadcast and AV solutions business platform. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated experience as an active manager with a variety of successful business units.

"Nortek's success depends on an evolving product offering and continuous improvement throughout our organization," said Nortek President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Clarke. "Doug's entrepreneurial spirit drives him toward product revision and new product development, while his desire to roll up his sleeves to resolve challenges will make him a valuable leader of the GTO team. He has the attributes, skills and management experience necessary to take GTO to the next level, and we are pleased to welcome him to the Nortek family."

Waldal has worked for a number of companies and business units of different sizes and scope, including Belden, Newell Rubbermaid and Brady Corp. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Marquette University and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

About GTO Access Systems, LLC

Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, GTO began manufacturing automatic gate openers in 1987 and is a leader in the automatic gate operator industry. Today, the company manufactures and sells a wide array of perimeter and access control solutions including automatic gate and garage door operators as well as telephone entry and other building entry solutions. These products are sold to professional installers and DIY customers throughout North America. GTO is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. Please visit for more information.

About Nortek

Nortek is a global, diversified industrial company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. The company's broad array of offerings includes ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom fans, security and audio/video solutions, heating and cooling products, air management systems, and ergonomic and productivity solutions.

Business Contact:

Bob Gill Vice President, Human Resources and Service GTO Access Systems, LLC 850.570.0176

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