ASSA ABLOY appoints a new EMEA Business Development Director
ASSA ABLOY Group has appointed Russell Wagstaff as Access Control Business Development Director for the EMEA region. He is responsible for managing key relationships with security industry OEMs, with a particular focus on ASSA ABLOY’s class-leading Aperio® wireless access control product range.
Part of Russell’s work will involve ensuring product and platform developments at ASSA ABLOY match and anticipate what this fast-moving market demands. OEM partnerships are especially important for Aperio®, as these wireless locks are designed to integrate seamlessly with many leading security and building management systems.
Russell has previously directed the development of Aperio® technology, including on the successful release of the faster, more powerful v3 platform upgrade. In addition to ASSA ABLOY Group companies, he has worked in senior positions for ControlSoft and for Stanley Security Solutions Europe, where he led the launch of the iPAC access control solution, awarded access control product of the year at IFSEC 2008.
Chris Bone, Vice President Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY EMEA says:
“We are delighted to have such an established industry expert working with our key OEM partners. Russell has held many other senior roles with leading access control and security companies: he is someone who knows our industry inside out, and will bring his unique knowledge and experience to nurturing some of our most important relationships.”
About ASSA ABLOY
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 46,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 68 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security.