ACRE CEO Named as IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer 2018

ACRE, a global leader in integrated technology solutions and services, announced today that CEO Joe Grillo has been named as a 2018 IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer in the Security Tech Leaders category for his ability to drive technological innovation and elevate the industry globally. 

The list of influencers, which is selected by a panel of highly respected judges, seeks to recognize fire and security professionals who are influential in improving regulation, standards/guidance or best practice; driving the success of the organization they lead or are employed by; or being a prominent, persuasive voice in the media. Grillo has been a regular on the list over the last several years for his efforts to elevate ACRE and its brands within the industry and beyond. 

For more than 30 years, Grillo has been actively involved in the electronic security and identification industries, where he's been successful in growing, acquiring and restructuring businesses. He is well known for being a founder of HID, as well as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, COO and President, where he led the company’s growth for its sale to Assa Abloy, where he eventually ran the $700M Global Technologies Division.  Grillo founded ACRE in 2012 and has steered the company through several acquisitions in the electronic security industry with a primary focus on access control. This past year, ACRE sold Mercury Security to HID Global, further solidifying his role in the consolidation of the market. 

“Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working alongside executives who share the same vision for sales growth fueled by innovation and the goal to expand the security industry into the mainstream,” Grillo said. “The IFSEC Global influencer recognition is an honor that I share with these individuals.”

ACRE's brands Vanderbilt and ComNet will participate in IFSEC International June 19-21, at ExCeL London, at Stands F305 and E420, respectively. Contact ACRE at to schedule a meeting with the teams.

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