27 Jun 2017

A Seed Takes Root: The Vanderbilt Industries Story

In 2012, Schlage Electronic Security’s Software & Controllers unit was spun off from Ingersoll Rand to become Vanderbilt Industries. In the following years, Vanderbilt has continued to stand on its own feet and grow even stronger within the industry.

We caught up with Mitchell Kane, President, Vanderbilt, and chatted about how Vanderbilt has grown over the years. Kane has been with this business for 32 years now and has seen the company, industry, and marketplace make significant changes over those three decades.

Vanderbilt as a company was founded in 2012, but the core technology of the business goes back much further. Kane was a partner of the Integrated Access Systems/Geoffrey Industries business beginning in 1985, which was acquired by Ingersoll Rand in 2003. ACRE, LLC, acquired the company in 2012 and formed what is now known as Vanderbilt. Today, we’ve taken two more companies under the Vanderbilt name: Siemens Security Products and ACT Technologies.