Meet our executive team.
Michael ShermanChief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Michael Sherman is the CEO & CTO of AES and serves on the board of directors. He founded the company in 1974. He oversees the Company’s corporate direction and all engineering projects. Michael is a security industry veteran and expert on communications hardware and software development including wireless applications for commercial, government, and military applications. Under his leadership for the past four decades, AES Corporation has grown from a contract engineering firm to a leader in the design and development of wireless mesh radio technology today. Michael holds a BS degree from Northeastern University and an MBA degree from Babson College.
Jim CrimminsPresident & Chief Operating Officer
Jim Crimmins is the Company President and COO, overseeing all departments and operations, and executing policies and strategies approved by the Board. He leads initiatives focused on driving revenue growth, developing new products, and improving overall profitability of the Company. Jim spent more than two years as an adviser to AES prior to assuming the role of President. Prior to AES, he worked in senior level positions across a range of industries, including professional services, renewable energy, and financial services. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and spent five-years as a nuclear-trained officer on a fast-attack submarine. Jim holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
Lee DubéVice President of Engineering & Support
Lee Dubé is responsible for leading new product innovations, and overseeing our Engineering development and Technical Support service teams. With a strong hands-on customer centric mindset, he drives all stages of the product development life cycle with a fanatical emphasis on the customer. Lee focuses on continuous process improvement initiatives, collaborating with stakeholders on projects that will enhance the Company’s global service and support efforts. He guides the vision, design requirements, and implementation of long-term strategies that support the business and deliver a consistent user experience. He has an accomplished background in transformative organizational change building cross functional environments using a contemporary approach. His expertise includes diverse experience in high tech software, fault tolerant hardware, clinical data collection, and enterprise SaaS solutions. Lee also has extensive knowledge of large end-to-end communication systems, technology trends, best practices, industry code and compliance standards. He is an active member of the NFPA 72 Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems Technical Committee.
Corey J. CarterVice President of Operations
Corey Carter oversees all Manufacturing staff operations and directs production processes. He also has responsibility for international logistics and the purchasing department, acting as the primary liaison interfacing with customers and suppliers. Corey brings a wealth of manufacturing experience with over twenty years of his career spent in plant and facilities management. He has a strong background in quality assurance, purchasing, and finance. His areas of expertise include general assembly, line operations, continuous process improvement, safety requirements, and business planning. Corey holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Salem State University and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University. He served as a firefighter for the City of Peabody, in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and is an avid sports fan.
Jim BurdittVice President of Sales & Marketing
Jim Burditt is responsible for leading worldwide sales for the organization. He drives all facets of sales and marketing activities including promotions and programs, corporate marketing, management of revenue and operating expenses. Jim joined the team with over 20 years of sales management experience and over 15 years of experience in the physical security industry. His expertise resides in building strong dealer networks while looking for new strategic opportunities for both the company and our partners. One of Jim’s biggest strengths is his ability to lead, support, develop, promote, and coach our highly professional sales teams. Jim is a graduate of Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Peg SlackDirector of Marketing
Peg Slack is a key contributor and integral member of the senior leadership team, responsible for the development of marketing, media relations, and communications strategy aligned with sales objectives. She oversees global marketing activities including advertising, brand management, messaging, new product launches, event planning, web development, creative and design projects. She leads LEAN continuance improvement programs and implements corporate initiatives in support of the Company’s mission. Prior to joining AES, she led sales and marketing organizations in the consumer electronics field and high tech industries at large public companies and small startup businesses. Earlier in her career, Peg worked in a civil service role for the United States Air Force (USAF) branch of the U.S. military. She attended the BSBA program at Northeastern University and is a member of several industry groups.
Laura WallDirector of Product Management
Laura Wall is responsible for working cross-functionally with all departments to align sales objectives, marketing strategy, and customer support with the engineering product roadmap. This involves managing the complete product lifecycle from concept, to design and development, product launch, and end of life products/components. She is an experienced and highly collaborative product management leader who specializes in conducting extensive market research. Laura’s expertise in Voice of the Customer (VOC) data collection and strong analytical skill set are vital in helping the organization to prioritize customer focus and define product requirements. She has a diverse background in chain retail, global manufacturing, distribution, and start-up environments. Laura holds a Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bentley University, and Insights for Innovation certification credential from IDEO U. She is an active member of several industry groups including Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), New Product Development and Agile Innovation (NPD), Product Management Professionals, and Boston Product Management Association.
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