Continually evolving our capabilities to enhance brand and retail performance

Our approach

RTC focuses on continual improvement, evolving our capabilities and reinvesting in our business to deliver higher performing solutions for our clients. Brands and retailers require more strategic thinking on the shopper experience, higher levels of innovation, a more effective process for managing customer-specific requirements, access to a broader array of manufactured solutions, and the capability to orchestrate a broader and more complex supply chain. RTC has the integrated capabilities and product development experience to solve these needs and provide you with solutions that help grow your business at retail.


Ready products

We help you lower costs and improve productivity. We develop store ready solutions that improve retail operational performance, reduce labor costs, enhance the shopping experience and drive profits. We offer industry leading solutions for shelf management, beverage merchandising, theft deterrence, retail technology and retail lighting.



We help you win inside the store. We create new retail experiences, grow your brand presence and deliver solutions that excite, engage and inspire your shoppers. We provide end-to-end capabilities that include research, strategy, design, engineering, prototyping, production, program management and rollout of displays, fixtures and store environments.

our people

Our experienced team can create new retail experiences, grow your brand presence and deliver solutions that excite, engage and inspire your shoppers.

  • Richard Nathan Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Nathan

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Larry O'Neill

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Ken Bloom Chief Financial Officer US RTC

    Ken Bloom

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jean Carlson Vice President Human Resources US

    Jean Carlson

    Vice President, Human Resources

  • paul higgins rtc europe

    Paul Higgins

    Managing Director

  • lorenzo haupt rtc europe

    Lorenzo Haupt

    Managing Director

  • ramon cabral rtc latin america

    Ramon Cabral

    Managing Director

70 years

RTC was founded in 1950 by Walter Nathan. Walter's son, Richard Nathan, with 40 years of experience, now leads the family-owned business. Richard guides RTC with a set of core beliefs:

  • Be ethical in every action
  • Find and enable the best talent
  • Reinvest every available dollar back into the business
  • Expand and connect global associates and facilities
  • Support the communities where the company operates

RTC has followed these beliefs to evolve from a Chicago-based manufacturer of paper tubes to one of the world's largest retail activation organizations. Our proudest measure of success is our large number of multi decade associates, suppliers and customers.

future growth

RTC is investment and innovation driven. Our success as an innovation leader is made evident by being named to the Eureka List as one of the Top 10 innovative businesses in Illinois for both 2015 and 2016 by Crain's, the leading Chicago business journal. RTC's range of new products can be found in tens of thousands of retail stores around the world. Our investments can be seen in new facilities, including a state-of-the-art model shop and an office in Paris. We are also investing in the communities where we work by increasing hiring of underemployed segments of the population and improving our carbon footprint.