March 14, 2012
Chairman & CEO • Radio Systems Incorporated
Wednesday, March 14 – 11:30am to 1:00pm
at The Orangery.
Randy Boyd is the Chairman, CEO, majority shareholder and founder of Radio Systems Corporation which he started in January of 1991.
Radio Systems is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and has over 600 associates worldwide with offices in seven countries. The company produces over 4,000 technology based pet products under brand names such as Invisible Fence, PetSafe, SportDog and Premier. It is a private company with sales over $300 million.
Mr. Boyd is currently on the Board of Directors of EDP BioTech, a bio-science company, and of Clayton Bank Corp., a Knoxville based community bank. He is also on the Board of several non-profit organizations including Innovation Valley, tnAchieves (Chairman), Webb School, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, National Parks Conservation Association, The East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Zoo, University of Tennessee College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, Tennesseans for Economic Progress and Knox County’s Great Schools Partnership.
In addition, Mr. Boyd has contributed significantly to improving animal welfare. Radio Systems has provided the funds to create six public dogs parks in the Knoxville area and has spear headed a collaborative effort to make Knoxville the most pet friendly community in American. As a part of this effort, Mr. Boyd has supported the development of a new Animal Adoption Center in Knoxville that will more than double the number of spay and neuter procedures that can be performed annually in Knoxville. In early 2010, the company donated $250,000 to the Blount County Animal Center as well as funded the PetSafe Chair of companion animal behavior within the Small Animal Clinical Sciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Boyd has received several awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the year for the Southeast in 2008, Tennessee Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year in 2009, UT’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, and was inducted into Junior Achievement’s East Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2008.
He received a degree from The University of Tennessee in Industrial Management in 1979 and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma University in 1988. He is married to his wife Jenny, has two sons, a dog (Spanky) two cats (Sebastian and Wolfgang), and a parrot (Max).