ASSA ABLOY ITG Promotes Debra Spitler to Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Debra SpitlerIrvine, CA (September 15, 2003) The ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG) has promoted Debra Spitler to vice president, marketing and business development. This global position supports marketing and business development efforts on a worldwide basis.

As her career has progressed over the last five years, Debra has served in numerous positions with HID, another business unit of ITG. Those positions included Global Accounts Manager, Director of Business Development for North America, Executive Director of Marketing, and most recently, Vice President of Marketing. In addition, Debra serves as chairperson of SIA's Access Control Industry Group and on the Founding Board of the Open Security Exchange (OSE). She has over 22 years of experience in the security industry.

"In her new role, Debra will focus on coordinating activities for ASSA ABLOY ITG, its subsidiaries, and parent company, ASSA ABLOY," said Joe Grillo, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY ITG. "In addition, she will begin working on new sales and marketing approaches within selected vertical markets. Debra's continued growth within the company is a testimony to the commitment and dedication that she has shown."

"I look forward to having a strategic role in implementing programs that will support the future growth of the ASSA ABLOY ITG companies," said Debra Spitler. "There is a great deal of synergy between many of the companies; with the appropriate efforts, we can help our customers to have easy access to secure and cost-effective solutions."

Debra earned a B.S degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.

About ASSA ABLOY ITG
ASSA ABLOY ITG is an ASSA ABLOY business entity made up of separate ASSA ABLOY Group companies focused on current and emerging identification solutions. ITG's U.S. headquarters is located in Irvine, California.

Contact: Joe Grillo
Phone: (949) 598-1654
Fax: (949) 598-1680
Email: [email protected]