Joseph J. Grillo Joined Digital Angel as President and CEO in January 2008. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY’s Global Technologies Division, responsible for $800m in annual revenues, EBITDA of $120m and 3,000 employees around the globe. ASSA ABLOY is a publicly held global manufacturer in the security industry, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
An RFID-industry veteran, Joe is most known for his long-time leadership of HID Corp., the largest and most successful RFID Company in the world. Joe was part of the management buyout team that acquired HID from Hughes Aircraft for $11m in 1995, before participating in a sale of the company to ASSA ABLOY in 2001 for $255m.
Joe is past President and Board member of the Security Industry Association. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a BS degree in Finance.