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Ron Kitchener

RGK Entertainment
Mississauga, ON, Canada
An entrepreneur and an innovator, Ron Kitchener embraces the future of today’s business. Launched in 1992, Kitchener established RGK Entertainment Group and umbrellas his other initiatives such as: Open Road Recordings; publishing companies Roots Three Music and Rogue Eleven; DART events, a touring events planning company, TopCountry.ca; and RGK One Shot Productions, a television development company. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Kitchener was named CCMA Record Company Person of the Year and honoured for an unprecedented 13 consecutive years as Manager of the Year at the CCMAs (2002-2014).

The Open Road/RGK roster includes: Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Hunter Brothers, Madeline Merlo, The Road Hammers, Jessica Mitchell, Sons of Daughters, Blackjack Billy, Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation, Jason McCoy, River Town Saints, and has been behind the successful Canadian launch of acts such as Taylor Swift, Johnny Reid, and Doc Walker.