Self-Storage Veteran Joins OpenTech Advisory Board

PHOENIX, Arizona – December 2, 2008 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc., the makers of INSOMNIAC™ self-storage kiosks, announced today that RK Kliebenstein has joined their already impressive advisory board. Mr. Kliebenstein is a world-wide industry known speaker, author and expert witness, has experience in acquiring, developing, managing and financing self-storage properties.

RK Kliebenstein
President of Coast-To-Coast Storage

“RK is an influential leader in the self-storage industry and his previous experience developing self-services systems for self-storage owners is invaluable,” said Robert Chiti, OpenTech’s CEO. “RK clearly understands the world is changing and his forward thinking is helping self-storage owners’ evolve their business model to be successful.”

“OpenTech’s self service solutions are changing self-storage economics, enabling owners to dramatically improve their bottom line and provide a new level of customer service and convenience. I am excited to be involved with a company that is changing the self-storage industry for the better“, said RK.

RK has worked and consulted on behalf of clients and employers, analyzing, acquiring, developing and integrating a wide variety of self-storage projects. During his career, RK has underwritten over three billion dollars in self-storage transactions. He estimates he has reviewed over 8,000 sites, analyzed 400 million square feet of storage space and personally seen more than 480,000 roll up doors!

In September, 2005, RK and co-author Scott Duffy released the book “How to Invest in Self-Storage” through the publisher Minico. Book sales are brisk and the book is available on-line at and His second and third books, “How to Make Money in Self-Storage” and “How to Make More Money in Self-Storage” are now available as well.

RK is now the President of Coast-To-Coast Storage, offering feasibility studies, site selection, financing, management consulting, marketing and technology repositioning of older first generation facilities to compete with state-of-the-art stores. Coast-To-Coast has taken the initiative to expand the self-storage world to include mobile storage, RV/Boat Storage and Condominiums, records management and store-within-a-store profit centers.

OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of self-storage kiosks. OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC kiosks enable customers to rent units, make payments, purchase locks, and update their accounts 24 hours a day on their own without a manager’s assistance. For more information about OpenTech, please visit or call (602) 749-9370.


Press Contact:
Carol Castillo
Marketing Assistant
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
(602) 749-9370 ext. 114

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