ACRE Appoints Don Joos New CEO

ACRE says Joos is a proven and experienced technology leader who is well-positioned to lead the company through its next phase of growth.

DALLAS — Holding company ACRE, a global provider of security systems, announces Don Joos will join its executive team as the company’s new CEO, effective May 23, 2022.

Joos is said to be a proven and experienced technology leader who is well-positioned to lead ACRE through its next phase of growth.

“Don joins the company at a pivotal time and is primed to deliver great leadership capacity to cover more ground, assess more opportunities, and speed decision making to best serve customers,” says Tzachi Wiesenfeld, chairman of the Board of Directors, ACRE. “As a veteran leader with experience in the dynamics of the high-tech markets, Don will play an integral role in furthering our geographic and target market reach. I couldn’t be happier to have him on board as we capture significant opportunities to help our customers secure their world.”

Joos will be replace outgoing CEO Joe Grillo, who announced his retirement earlier this week.

“I’d also like to thank Joe Grillo for his tremendous contribution to ACRE, as the founder of the business back in 2012 and its CEO ever since,” Joos adds. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors. Together, all of us are excited about ACRE’s future and are enthusiastic about capitalizing on growth opportunities in the years ahead.”

ACRE describes Joos as a creative leader with a proven track record of building and modernizing businesses through mergers, acquisitions and innovative growth plays. It also says he is a central driving force for global companies and works to consistently deliver customer, stakeholder, and shareholder value.

Joos 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.

“Safety and security are a primary focus for organizations across the globe, and ACRE is ideally positioned to take hold of tremendous growth opportunities,” Joos says. “I look forward to helping shape the company’s future and accelerate the outcomes we can drive for partners and customers while strengthening our industry leadership.”

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