RTT USA Bucks Brain Drain, Brings Tech Talent to Michigan

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RTT USA Inc. announced another new hire from outside Michigan last week, the eighth such hire among 15 total staff additions the three-dimensional visualization software company has made at its Royal Oak offices.

Most recently, Marlon Montgomery relocated to Michigan from Singapore specifically to work as studio manager for RTT. In his new position, Montgomery is responsible for developing presentations, overseeing production, ensuring high-quality client deliverables and contributing to the company’s human resources initiatives, as well as research and development.

“I chose RTT and Michigan because I think that RTT is a great cultural fit for myself and that the area is a wonderful place for my family and to raise our children,” Montgomery said.

Montgomery comes from a long line of major production companies including Dreamworks in California, Vanguard Animation in London and most recently, Lucasfilm Animation Co. in Singapore.

“The animation industry is very migratory, and I’ve had the opportunity to live and work in a number of wonderful locations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, London and Singapore,” Montgomery said. “I just love the energy and resiliency of Detroit. I hope and look forward to being able to play any little part that I can to help raise Michigan and the Detroit area to the prominence it deserves in the world.”

Since January 2010, RTT has added 15 full-time employees, eight of which relocated to Michigan for a job with RTT. The company currently has 82 employees at its Royal Oak office.

“RTT has been successful at attracting non-native prospects to Michigan since we opened our Royal Oak office in 2007,” said Peter Stevenson, co-CEO of RTT. “People are looking for high-quality positions in the technology industry, and we’ve proven Michigan can offer that; we’ve proven that Michigan is a desired career destination.”

RTT is still seeking and recruiting talented professionals in 2011. For more information about RTT, visit


in 1999, RTT is headquartered in Munich and helps clients highlight and demonstrate products realistically in three dimensions — for example, creating rapid computer-generated, photorealistic product illustrations for marketing or a 3D online product configurator for a Web site.

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