Joseph J. Grillo is Former CEO/President, advisor to the Board, and Director of Digital Angel. Mr. Grillo, an RFID industry veteran, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Technologies Division of Assa Abloy, AB, a publicly held global manufacturer in the security and lock industry. Prior to being named to head up Assa Abloy’s Global Tech Division, Mr. Grillo formed and was responsible for the sales growth of the Identification Technology business unit, combining several disparate RFID and smart card businesses into an integrated world wide sales leader servicing several vertical markets with security based card, transponder and reader products. Mr. Grillo was a long-time executive and early founder of HID Global Corp., which he joined in 1993 as National Sales Manager. He later went on to assume the positions of VP of Sales, VP of Sales and Marketing and eventually COO in charge of the international sales organizations for HID. This led up to the sale of HID to current owner Assa Abloy in January 2001, upon which Mr. Grillo was named president of HID. During the 1993 to 2000 time period, he led HID sales organization in growing the company from $3 million to $92 million in annual sales. A recognized industry leader, Mr. Grillo has held positions with progressively increasing levels of responsibility at a number of industry leaders. From 1981 to 1993, he held sales and general management roles with major industry players including Security Specialists (acquired by TYCO), National Control Systems (acquired by ITI, now part of GE) and Kidde Automated Systems (eventually acquired by TYCO).
Lorraine M. Breece was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2011. Ms. Breece has worked as a consultant for the past fourteen months, including performing consulting services for the Company. Prior to that time, she served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from March 2008 to June 2010, as acting Chief Financial Officer from March 2007, and in various finance related roles with the Company, including Chief Accounting Officer, since April 2000. Ms. Breece began her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Florida Atlantic University and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in Florida.
Board of Directors
Digital Angel is committed to strong corporate governance standards.
The Board of Directors is elected by stockholders to safeguard their interests in the long-term success of the Company, its businesses and its financial strength. The Board selects and oversees the senior management team, and serves as a prudent fiduciary for stockholders. The Board serves as the ultimate decision making body of the Company, with the exception of those matters reserved for stockholders.
Daniel E. Penni
Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, Chairman, Endowment for the 21st Century
Joseph J. Grillo
Former CEO/President, Digital Angel
Dennis G. Rawan
Consultant, Retired Certified Public Accountant