Wayne Johnson has been promoted to chief investment officer at Ladera Ranch, CA-based storage operator SmartStop Self Storage.

Johnson had been senior vice president for acquisitions since joining the company in 2006. In his new role, Johnson will continue to oversee acquisitions.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Wayne will excel in his new role as CIO,” said Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SmartStop. “He will oversee all acquisitions, joint ventures and development of SmartStop’s three self-storage REITs.”

Johnson has shepherded the purchase of more than 135 self-storage facilities since joining SmartStop.

“We will continue to buy a range of properties, from single assets to larger portfolios, and capitalize on growth opportunities as they present themselves,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who has worked in the real estate sector since 1979, developed and operated 14 self-storage facilities before joining SmartStop. He is a past president of the Texas Self Storage Association.

Janus International 

Terry Bagley is the new vice president of business development at Janus International, a manufacturer of self-storage doors and building components.

Before joining Janus, Bagley worked 12 years for self-storage management software maker Centershift. Bagley was president and CEO of Centershift until December 2013, a few months before Yardi bought the company.

Bagley has been a board member of the Self Storage Association since 2010. He also is a partner in Storage Galleria, a provider of tenant appreciation and loyalty programs for the self-storage industry.

MiniCo Publishing

MiniCo Publishing has hired James Appleton as advertising sales executive.

Appleton is responsible for advertising sales for MiniCo’s various publications, including Mini-Storage Messenger and the Self-Storage Almanac. He also is handling sales for sponsored webinars and other products.

Appleton entered the self-storage industry in 2007 when he started working for The Rudel Co., an Arizona real estate brokerage that owns and operates self-storage facilities.

Appleton also runs Barking Tuna Web Design, which caters to the self-storage industry.

MiniCo Publishing is a division of MiniCo Insurance Agency.

Alexander Harris