Rick Gratz was an original core management-team member of ELAN Home Systems when the company was created in 1995, has authored hundreds of marketing and technical publications for ELAN, and was responsible for the creation and development of numerous ELAN departments, policies and products.

Born and raised in New York City, Rick lived there for 36 years before moving to Lexington, KY in 1994 to become part of the ELAN team. The antithesis of NYC, the pastoral "Horse Capital of the World" has proved to be a beautiful place for he and his wife to raise their two sons.

When not spending time with his family, Rick can usually be found in his home recording studio where he writes, plays and produces his own music just for the sheer pleasure of it.