ACRE Appoints Ron Virden as COO
Virden previously served as president and managing director for Global Security Products, Americas/Global Access Solutions at United Technologies Corp.
LAS VEGAS — ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, has appointed Ronald Virden as COO, effective April 1.
With extensive experience in senior leadership roles with global entities, Virden will help to elevate ACRE’s position in the electronic security marketplace, seek new opportunities for growth and strengthen the momentum following recent strategic deals, according to an announcement.
“Following the divestiture of our Mercury Security business last year, ACRE fully expects to focus again on growth, both organically and through new acquisitions,” says ACRE CEO Joe Grillo. “In order to do so, we were looking to expand our already strong management team. Adding someone with Ron’s experience represents a great opportunity for ACRE. His experience and track record are impressive.”
Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations. He most recently served as president and managing director for Global Security Products, Americas/Global Access Solutions at United Technologies Corp, encompassing UTC’s Interlogix and GE Security brands, as well as Supra, Onity and Lenel.
Formerly, Virden was president and managing director of GE Industrial Systems, GE Security/Supra, where he more than doubled international revenue and drove the strategic development of products to address specific market needs globally. He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
“ACRE has built a significant business by combining the powers of multiple brands that deliver disruptive technologies and services addressing a wide variety of organizational requirements,” says Virden. “Having led companies through rapid growth periods to significant scale and business success, I saw that my experience could help propel ACRE to even greater success and I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the company as it continues to evolve.”
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Congrats man! UoPhx alumnus here too. Love that our alumni are making a huge difference!