Founder and CEO, Ron Fraser, steps in as President PROVO, Utah, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It is with great sadness that MULTIVOICE and the members of the MULTIVOICE “family” today announce the unexpected death of MULTIVOICE President, Todd Rapier (45). Rapier passed away in his sleep from unknown causes on Friday, July 3. According to the company, MULTIVOICE Founder and CEO, Ron Fraser, has taken on the role of President and is being supported in these expanded efforts by the firm’s experienced executive team and Board of Directors. “Todd will be sorely missed by all of us at MULTIVOICE along with all those who had the great opportunity of knowing and loving him,” Fraser said. “He came to work every day ready to take on the world with a contagious level of enthusiasm and excitement. Todd made amazing contributions to our company and to society, and he established a great foundation for success here at MULTIVOICE. We will do all we can to honor his memory by building off the foundation he laid and making MULTIVOICE a booming company that will disrupt the wireless communications industry.”
RAPIER AND MULTIVOICE BACKGROUND
Rapier was first introduced to Fraser in 2007 through their mutual hobby of refereeing high school basketball. It was their kindred love for sports, the outdoors and entrepreneurship that kindled a bond that grew into a deep friendship. So when Fraser needed advice for his latest endeavor in advanced radio technology, he looked to someone he could trust — Todd Rapier.
Rapier started consulting for MULTIVOICE in the summer of 2014. By the fall of that same year it was clear to Fraser that Rapier had the vision and experience needed to fill the role as President and Co-Founder.
With Rapier as President, MULTIVOICE was rapidly transformed as it moved from a company driven by research and development to a company driven by a focus on customer needs. He worked tirelessly to ensure the company’s well being and believed that relationships made the world go ’round — that money only came after people. He also emphasized that customer service was the most effective sales vehicle, and he knew that his success was primarily dependent on his ability to help others. This belief was something that he showed through his actions on a daily basis at MULTIVOICE.
Prior to joining MULTIVOICE, Rapier was the executive vice president of worldwide sales of MultiLing, an intellectual property translation company, where he drove the company from flat sales to a 30 percent growth rate. During the previous 15 years, he provided similar results for a variety of companies in electrical power solutions (Simplure Power), paper-based digital automation (Velosum and Lucion LLC) and corporate legal research (LexisNexis). Previously, Rapier attended Brigham Young University where he studied history.
Rapier is survived by his wife, Mandy, and her three children; three children from a previous marriage; his parents; and three siblings.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 10 from 9 to10:45 a.m. followed by a funeral service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with both events held at the LDS Chapel located at 56 East 600 North in Lindon, Utah.
Formed in 2011, MULTIVOICE is poised to transform the two-way wireless radio industry with its Wireless Mesh-Network Intercoms — solutions that enable simultaneous and secure group communications among fearless individuals in rigorous environments. For more information please visit http://multivoice.com.
MULTIVOICE, Wireless Mesh-Network Intercom, and the MULTIVOICE marks and logos, are each trademarks of MULTIVOICE. All other trademarks are properties of their own respective owners.
David Politis, MULTIVOICE
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