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RLS LLC Establishes New Australian Office, Names Director of Sales

Ian Robertson has joined RLS LLC, U.S.-based manufacturer of the RLS Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press fittings for the HVAC and refrigeration industries, as director of sales for the company’s new operation in Australia.

With an extensive background in the HVAC/R industry, Robertson brings a wealth of experience to RLS, having served recently as vice president sales for Daikin Industries North America. Previously, Robertson was a senior consultant for global markets with Daikin, serving on the strategic planning and business development team that launched the company into the North American market. He started his HVAC career as an applications engineer in 1980.

Originally launched in 2015 under the ZoomLock brand, RLS flame-free press fittings have been widely adopted around the world as a faster, safer and more consistent method of connecting HVAC/R copper tube, replacing the time-consuming process of manually brazing joints. Installers know to look for the letters “RLS” that are stamped into every fitting when it is pressed, assuring a reliable connection has been made.

RLS is a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit


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