ACRE CEO Joe Grillo Inducted into SSI Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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ACRE CEO Joe Grillo Inducted into SSI Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Las Vegas, Nev., April 26, 2018 – ACRE, a global leader in providing security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced today that CEO Joe Grillo has been inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Grillo joins nearly 100 security leaders recognized for their unforgettable impact on the industry over the course of their career.

Founded in 2004, the SSI Industry Hall of Fame represents the highest honor for extraordinary professionalism, conduct and achievement, paying tribute to individuals who are instrumental in improving the security industry. Inductees are nominated by past inductees and other luminaries, citing the impact each has had over a long and illustrious career. Grillo, a 30-year electronic access control manufacturing veteran, was chosen for his proven track record of growing, acquiring and restructuring businesses.

“Growing sales in a highly competitive market is difficult, but I thrive on successfully meeting the goals of an organization through development and profitability,” Grillo said. “I’m honored to be recognized by the Industry Hall of Fame alongside an incredible group of hardworking executives. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be able to enjoy what I do and the people I work with.”

Grillo was instrumental in helping HID grow from a $15 million card and reader company to a dominant $100 million+ industry leader by 2000, also leading the effort to sell HID to ASSA ABLOY in 2001. In 2012, he founded ACRE LLC as a platform to consolidate electronic security acquisitions, forming Vanderbilt out of the Ingersoll Rand Software and Controllers product portfolio while adding Siemens AG’s former Security Products Division, Access Control Technologies (ACT) and ComNet. He also added Mercury Security and later resold to HID Global in 2017.

About ACRE
ACRE is a global leader in the delivery of integrated technologies and services. Since its formation in 2012, ACRE has played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of security technology initiatives on a global scale. Its Vanderbilt and ComNet brands deliver advanced solutions to thousands of customers around the world. Today, ACRE employs more than 325 employees in more than 15 countries. For more information, visit, or follow ACRE on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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