Registration Control Systems, Inc. (RCS) was created in 1971

With 45 years of industry-leading experience, RCS continues to be dedicated to providing state-of-the-art registration, lead retrieval, and data management services to associations, trade show managers and exhibitors worldwide. Headquartered in Ventura, California with offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Austin, Orlando and Toronto, RCS is poised to provide benchmark services for of all your event and trade show registration and lead retrieval needs.

At RCS, we cultivate collaborative relationships based on trust and respect for our clients, their members, and their exhibitors. The creative energy and dedication of our team members has inspired a culture of enthusiasm, excellence and innovation focused on making each of your events a success. We achieve this through our commitment to providing exceptional service utilizing advanced practical technology and flexible rapid responsiveness to client requirements. Our dedication to the quality of our service and to our customers’ operating results makes RCS one of the paramount brands in the exposition and trade show registration industry.

The Ultimate in Green
Event Registration


What does RCS do?

RCS provides an all-inclusive, flexible, customized and personalized service for trade shows and conventions for the creation of secure identification credentials, the tracking and reporting of the credential data for show management, and the collection, reporting, and management of lead contacts for the exhibitors.

Why should we use you?

RCS builds personalized relationships with each client that allow us to customize our services to specifically meet your needs. That is coupled with unmatched responsiveness and excellent implementation that we guarantee will give you the best performance possible for you show. If you have a need for a better registration and lead retrieval service let us know what you have budgeted and with our professional capabilities, honed by over 45 years of service, to every sized show in the industry, and with the flexibility of our systems, we are sure we can provide you with what will make you happy and fit into your budget constraints.

Our Mission & Core Values

RCS is a family owned business. We value close relationships rooted in trust and respect for each other, our conference and trade show management clients, their members, their attendees and their exhibitors. We are dedicated and committed to doing everything we can to provide the best registration and lead retrieval service that’s available and please every client. Quality affordable personalized service and responsive customized operating results is who we are. We believe being green is important and having integrity is even more important. We also believe true success only comes when those we work with support each other, are happy with their work, and able to enthusiastically use their energy to provide innovative creative solutions for our client’s and the exhibition industry.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

RCS is prepared to handle secure payment transactions by adhering to strict security standards.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for the major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM, and POS cards.

Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure. Validation of compliance is done annually — by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that creates a Report on Compliance (ROC) for organizations handling large volumes of transactions, or by Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) for companies handling smaller volumes.


Meet some of your management team!


Edgar Bolton

President and Founder

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics Edgar spent six years working on the NASA Apollo program. With the successful landing of an American on the moon he left aerospace and founded a computer company to take what was learned from the space program and apply that knowledge to advance and improve selected commercial applications. One of those applications was registering attendees at Trade Shows and Conventions. The first show to use the new system was held in San Francisco in 1971. Ever since that first show Edgar and RCS have been committed to improving and advancing the state of the art in registration and lead retrieval for Events and Trade Shows while making customized personal service the number one priority.

Besides being a leader at RCS Edgar enjoys golf, camping and hiking with his family, and all things scientific.

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Rick Bradd

Senior Vice President

Rick started out at RCS literally in the mail room and worked his way up to Vice President and General Operations Manager of the Ventura office. He values his ability as a team leader that can help others complete their assignments on time and in a professional way. It’s important to him that those that he works with are able to build a strong foundation of belief in their own abilities and are able to manage their own time effectively. He considers his “can do” personality one of his strong points.

Rick enjoys getting away from it all outdoors with his family and even though he may not always be happy with his game, does like to play golf now and then.

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Jim LeCroy

Senior Vice President

Jim LeCroy is a veteran at creating and managing software and systems for the tradeshow industry.  Jim completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1985. Since then he has been involved in implementing innovative solutions that have kept the RCS trade show systems and software continually at the forefront of technology.  His detailed programming skills range from assembly language to Object Oriented Programming and he loves to work with clients to find better faster ways to get jobs done.   Jim has always worked with a team and believes that team synergy is one of the best ways to come up with new ideas. 

Although he loves programming and technology in general he also enjoys cycling, backpacking, skiing and just about anything outdoors.

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Chris Cummings

Vice President & General Manager of IRIS Registration

After three years of college specializing in business management, leadership, employee training and computer programming, Chris enlisted in the United States Airforce. He served in the USAF as NCO in charge of a support section of technicians. After the military, he worked in aerospace as a manager and it was there that he learned the intricacies of data base programing and management.

He joined RCS in 1994 as a data processing technician responsible for over 100 different registration databases. Chris was promoted several times and now lives in Toronto Canada as the General Manager of IRIS Registration, responsible for servicing and maintaining all aspects of event registration and office operations in Canada.

In his free time (which isn’t much) Chris likes fishing, spending time with his children and (sort of) playing the guitar.


Geoffrey Bolton

Director, Marketing and Sales

Geoffrey graduated with a degree in Information Systems in 2003 and then spent the next 2 years in the Peace Corps in East Africa.  He has worked as an IT Director for the University of Hawaii and has spent a number of years working directly in the IT industry.  During his time in the Peace Corps he learned to evaluate the needs of others and implement strategic plans to aid self-reliance and motivate individualized projects. He has carried that process with him into the events and trade show industry.

Geoffrey also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, grilling and cooking, hiking, swimming and reading.


Gary Bolton: Sr. Executive Vice President

Carlin Bolton: Vice President

John Davis: Vice President

Jim Nichols: Vice President

Jon Bolton: Account Executive

Kristi Duncan: Customer Service Director

Devon Goldberg: Information Technology Specialist

Ian Gutierrez: Senior Information Technology Programmer

Andy Pardue: Senior Programmer Analyst

Toby Shepard: Senior Programmer Analyst

Duane Smeckert: Client Operations Specialist