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SIA names Joseph Grillo as honorary member

March 21, 2023SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) Executive Committee has named Joseph (Joe) Grillo as an honorary member. Grillo – a security industry veteran, a longtime SIA member and the founder and former CEO of ACRE, LLC – is one of only five individuals to have received this honor, joining fellow honorary members Les Gold, Sandy Jones, Dave McGowan, and Scott Schafer. SIA will recognize Grillo at its Executive Reception taking place March 28 during ISC...

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RS2 steps into the spotlight

February 21, 2020Paul Ragusa

MUNSTER, Ind.—Following the ACRE acquisition in 2019, RS2 Technologies is finally stepping into the spotlight as a leading access control software company, after spending decades successfully growing the business and making a name for itself within the security industry.“Our growth since the ACRE acquisition in 2019 has literally been off the charts,” RS2 Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Barnard told Security Systems News. “For the past 10 years, except...

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Open Options appoints Steve Wagner as president

January 15, 2019Paul Ragusa

ADDISON, Texas—Open Options, an open platform access control solution company that was acquired by ACRE, LLC in December, has appointed Steve Wagner as the company's new president.Wagner began his career in the industry in 1986 as VP of sales & marketing for Checkpoint Systems, and then moved on to become the COO with HID Global for 8 years. In 2009, he became the president of Mercury Security and successfully grew that business, which was eventually sold to HID Global/ASSA ABLOY.“It...

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ACRE LLC acquires ComNet

December 14, 2016Paul Ragusa

NEW LONDON and DANBURY, Conn.—ACRE LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced this week the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment based in Danbury, Conn.“We saw the opportunity to acquire a unique property that has very specialized products that was growing and profitable,” ACRE CEO Joe Grillo told Security Systems News. “A large...

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