ACRE, a global provider of security and communication networking systems, added two key industry people to the ACRE management roster. 

Jim Kelly will join ACRE as chief revenue officer starting on March 1. Kelly brings a wealth of experience having had successful positions at Software House, Sensormatic, Tyco International and Johnson Controls. While at Software House, Kelly led the sales and marketing efforts to build the business from $2 million to $120 million in North America. While at Johnson Controls, he was responsible for developing sales plans to achieve revenue goals for more than a dozen brands in the JCI Security Products division.

“Hiring Jim will add depth at the ACRE management level that can help catapult us to the next level,” said ACRE CEO Joseph Grillo. “The ACRE brands have a well-established reputation for world-class service and support; therefore, Jim’s focus will be to devise marketing, sales and channel strategies to accelerate the growth and build on the successes already achieved within the businesses.”

Chuck O’Leary will also join the management team. O’Leary, whose successful track record includes managing the sales organizations at Honeywell and Stanley Security Solutions, and consistently leading the LenelS2 business to record results, will transition to the position of president of Open Options based in Addison, Texas. O’Leary brings 25 years of sales leadership to the team.  

“Chuck’s sales and management skills are perfectly suited to assure Open Options achieves its goal of doubling the business over the next 5 years and I look forward to working with him as we transition the leadership of this great company,” said Steve Wagner, current president of Open Options.