29 Mar 2016
Vanderbilt Bolsters Executive Team with Strategic Hires
Wiesbaden, Germany, and Parsippany, N.J., March 29, 2016 –Vanderbilt, a global leader in the delivery of innovative, highly reliable technologies that help organizations ensure safety and security, announced today it has appointed a number of esteemed security industry and technology professionals to its global executive leadership team. Glen Greer will serve as Director of Product Lines; Kim Loy assumes the role of Director of Marketing; and Eric Widlitz joins the company as Vice President of Sales for North America.
Director of Product Lines
Greer has joined Vanderbilt as Director of Product Lines, working closely with the company’s Intrusion, Access Control and Video Surveillance solutions groups to identify future product enhancements and opportunities for innovation. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Greer is a 25-year veteran of the security industry and over the course of his career, has held a variety of senior level positions in the technology sector. He has served as Vice President of Radionics (acquired by Bosch), President of Casi-Rusco (acquired by GE) and Vice President of Shared Technologies, Assa Abloy AB. Greer has also guided established and startup organizations as a consultant, and assisted financial firms with investments in the security market.
Director of Marketing
With more than 20 years of security industry, marketing and senior management experience, Loy has achieved marked success within a wide variety of global enterprises throughout her career. As Director of Marketing, Loy will oversee Vanderbilt’s global marketing and lead generation efforts, as well as drive strategic marketing activities and focus on the development of technology partnerships that increase Vanderbilt’s reach. She replaces Andrew Morgan, who will retire from the company at the end of the year. Kim will be based in Dublin, Ireland.
Loy joins Vanderbilt from Pelco by Schneider Electric, where she was Vice President of Marketing. She previously served as Vice President of Global Marketing and Chief Product Officer for DVTEL; General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Security Business Unit for Xtralis; and held various senior management positions with G4S, GE Security and Siemens. A frequent speaker and industry contributor, Loy has served on the Security Industry Association (SIA) Board of Directors and as chair of the Access Control Industry Group for SIA.
Vice President of Sales, North America
In his role as Vice President of Sales, North America, Widlitz will be responsible for the management of the North American sales team, while remaining focused on the company growth. Additionally, he will work with existing channel partners, while expanding technology and integration relationships into underserved areas.
Widlitz spent the last 20 years with HID Global, where he served in such roles as Managing Director of Identity and Access Management, Americas; Vice President, OEM Channel and Government Applications; Manager of Technology and Government Applications; and Western Regional Sales Representative, among others. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
“These individuals know that exceptional customer service, unmatched support and a diverse product portfolio sets Vanderbilt apart from others in the security marketplace, and each brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to their respective roles,” said Joe Grillo, CEO, Vanderbilt International. “With expanding and sustained interest in our solutions portfolio, Vanderbilt welcomes these strategic additions to the team to help drive continued long-term growth and technological advances across our target industries.”
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