DELIVERING INTEGRATED, INTELLIGENT NETWORKING AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS

ACRE is a global leader in the delivery of integrated, intelligent technologies and services. Founded in 2012, ACRE has played an instrumental role in development and implementation of security technology initiatives on a global scale.

Its ComNet, Open Options, RS2 Technologies and Vanderbilt brands deliver advanced solutions to thousands of customers around the world. The components and systems provided by ACRE’s family of companies, sold through traditional distribution and integration channel partners, help secure the highest valued assets of its end-user clientele, including public and private sector entities, large and small.

Today, ACRE employs approximately 400 employees in more than 25 countries.

Leadership Team

DON JOOS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Don Joos is a creative leader with a proven track record of building and modernizing businesses through mergers, acquisitions, and innovative growth. He is a central driving force for global companies and works to consistently deliver customer, stakeholder, and shareholder value.

Don served as President and CEO at TPx Communications and previously had the same role at PGi, both Siris portfolio companies. He worked his way from Vice President of Global Services to ShoreTel’s President and CEO during a six-year tenure. Previously, he was Vice President of Global Services at Avaya.

DON JOOS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

STEVE WAGNER - PRESIDENT, ACRE AMERICAS

Steve Wagner serves as the President of ACRE Americas. Prior to joining the ACRE Group, Steve was the founder of Cartwright Partners LLC, where he coached C-level executives of global enterprises through growth and acquisition strategy, as well as business management. Calling on this experience, Steve came out of retirement to join the ACRE family, acting as the interim President of Open Options during its acquisition in 2019.

Steve has more than 30 years of industry experience and held a number of senior leadership positions at HID Global. He was also instrumental in building the Checkpoint Systems Access Control Group, formerly Sielox, and served as the President of Mercury Security for seven years. Steve remains an investor and owner in ACRE.

STEVE WAGNER -  PRESIDENT, ACRE AMERICAS

COREEN SAWDON - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ms. Sawdon joined ACRE in 2016 as Chief Accounting Officer and also serves as Chief Financial Officer of ACRE Operating Group.

Coreen is a Certified Public Accountant who spent 13 years in public accounting with E & Y, Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Andersen before launching out into private industry where she became CFO of CG Technology, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, and CFO of Shuffle Master, Inc., a $200m NASDAQ company with operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to being a catalyst for improving profitability and growth, she has extensive experience in leading IPOs, secondary offerings, debt refinancing and as an expert in establishing Sarbanes Oxley infrastructure and compliance systems.

Coreen has a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, in addition to being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

COREEN SAWDON - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

KIM LOY - CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

With more than 25 years of security industry senior management experience, Kim Loy has achieved significant success within a wide variety of global enterprises. As Chief Product Officer for ACRE, Kim is responsible for oversight of the company’s brands, strategic product planning and cybersecurity strategy. In addition, Kim provides direction for messaging strategy and communications development.

Prior to her role at ACRE, she served as the Director of Technology and Communications for Vanderbilt International in Dublin, Ireland, where she managed the global R&D, Product Management and Marketing Communications teams and developed technology partnerships to increase the company’s reach. Loy has held senior positions with GE Security, G4S, Xtralis and Pelco by Schneider Electric. All of these global positions have provided Loy with extensive international experience including time living in England, France, Belgium and Ireland. The positions have encompassed the management of various departments including R&D, Product Management, Training, Marketing Communications and Operations.

Kim also serves on the Security Industry Association Board of Directors.

KIM LOY - CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

WILL O'DONNELL - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Will O’Donnell serves as Chief Information Officer for ACRE and has more than 20 years of IT experience across multiple industries nationally and internationally.

O’Donnell is experienced in delivering robust IT strategies in high-growth companies while focusing on innovation and service improvement in a customer-first world. A seasoned leader who strives to empower team members to deliver beyond expectation, he drives consistent business value through integrated IT experiences.

Before joining ACRE, O’Donnell served as Head of Information Technology at Vanderbilt and Head of IT Infrastructure and Application Management at Lidl Ireland.

WILL O'DONNELL - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

HARM RADSTAAK - PRESIDENT, ACRE INTERNATIONAL

Harm Radstaak joined the ACRE Operating Group in October 2021. Harm has a track record of successfully growing global businesses organically as well as acquisitively in the security industry with over 25 years’ experience.

Harm has led strategic business transformation and innovation projects at a global level throughout his career. He has led multi-disciplinary teams, implemented strategies that have embraced disruption as leverage and orchestrated organizational design across substantially large P&L’s. These have resulted in major shifts in the go to market across hardware, software and cloud offerings in the security industry.

Prior to joining ACRE, Harm served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Physical Access Control business at HID Global.

HARM RADSTAAK - PRESIDENT, ACRE INTERNATIONAL

OUR PARTNER

Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses with a strong European heritage. Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth.

The 45 companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined sales of around €18,2 billion and around 100,800 employees. For more information, visit triton-partners.com.

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ACRE Is Founded

  • Established by industry veteran Joe Grillo to acquire, partner or invest with specialized players in the electronic security systems manufacturing industry
  • Leverages opportunities within the current market dynamic to help move the industry forward, with more standardized and open product offerings
2012
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Schlage Security Management Systems

  • Acquired from Ingersoll Rand
  • Provider of end-to-end security system solutions
Read the Press Release 2012
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Vanderbilt Industries

  • Schlage SMS is rebranded as Vanderbilt Industries
  • Reputation for excellent customer service and engineering expertise
Read the Press Release 2012
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Mercury Security

  • Acquisition of the largest and only independent access control panel provider
2013
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Siemens Security Products

  • Acquired from Siemens and rebranded
  • European-based provider of end-to-end security system solutions
Read the Press Release 2015
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Access Control Technology ("ACT")

  • European-based provider of end-to-end security system solutions
  • Acquisition adds a cloud-based solution
Read the Press Release 2015
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ComNet Holdings

  • Designer and marketer of transmission and networking equipment
  • Primarily serves security and surveillance applications
  • Acquisition continues to round out the product portfolio provided by the ACRE family of companies
Read the Press Release 2016
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Mercury Security

  • Sold to HID Global, a subsidiary of Assa Abloy
Read the Press Release 2017
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Open Options

  • A pioneer in the open platform community since its founding in 1997
  • Acquisition increases ACRE’s position in the access control market with emphasis on North America
Read the Press Release 2018
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RS2 Technologies

  • Acquisition continues to build ACRE’s access control strength and reach in the North American market
  • Founded in 1998, a technology-driven manufacturer of cutting-edge access control hardware and software
  • The RS2 open architecture platform approach was designed to easily integrate with other security system components
Read the Press Release 2019
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Razberi Technologies

  • Acquisition boosts ComNet’s reach in the communications space
  • Significantly increases ACRE’s position in the communications and video market
  • Enhances ACRE’s product portfolio with the addition of advanced cyber security and system health monitoring technologies
Read the Press Release 2020
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ACRE Acquired by Triton

  • Funds advised by Triton acquire ACRE, invest alongside current management team
  • Triton’s expertise and international network strengthen ACRE’s industry-leading position
  • Allows ACRE to continue to invest in innovation and bring market-leading solutions to its customers
Read the Press Release 2021
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Time Data Security

  • Acquisition enhances ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening product portfolio in UK and Europe
  • Brings new cloud-based visitor management and access control products that complement existing ACRE portfolio to North America
  • Accelerates TDS’ growth plans to be the top provider of smart workplace solutions for enterprise businesses
Read the Press Release 2021
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Feenics

  • An Ottawa-based provider of next-generation Access Control as a Service (ACaaS)
  • Shares a common mission to find new ways to best support the evolving needs of today’s mission-critical security environments
  • Acquisition expands ACRE’s portfolio to support demand for cloud-based security solutions
Read the Press Release 2021
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Matrix Systems

  • Ohio-based access control and security solutions provider
  • Complements ACRE’s strategy to offer customers intuitive end-to-end solutions
  • Aligns with ACRE’s commitment to develop, deploy and service open-platform, future-proof software and reliable, sophisticated hardware to keep enterprises secure
Read the Press Release 2021
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#OneACRE

ACRE becomes the unifying brand for all existing and future ACRE products.

2022