Company Leadership

Founder & CEO – Justin Turvey

Justin Turvey M.A.PJustin provides strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board and other management to establish long-term goals, strategies, plans and policies.

About Justin
Justin is a former U.S. Marine Sergeant who served as a scout sniper and point man with the 1st Reconnaissance  Battalion’s parachute team one, in the 1st Marine Division. Graduating the Tennessee police academy was the start of his carrier in law enforcement. Upon moving to Boston, he accepted a position with the Plymouth County Sheriff Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The 9 years spent in the B.C.I. (Bureau of Criminal Investigations) unit is where he developed a passion for improving the quality of the world’s fingerprint database. Having been involved in the collection of latent prints at crime scenes and also responsible for taking thousands of known prints at the time of a suspect’s arrest, he saw the need to find way to solve more crimes with the use of biometrics.

Due to having no control of the quality of fingerprints left behind at a crime scene, Justin focused on improving the quality of the known prints taken. To this end, there was not a current solution to this problem. It was at this point Justin decided to develop a completely new product that will produce better prints while abandoning the negative aspects of existing products.

COO – Vic Turvey

vic-turvey-headshotVic oversees day-to-day operations to support the growth and add to the bottom line of an organization.

His focus is on strategic planning and goal-setting, and directs the operations of the company in support of its goals. In conjunction with the President, Vic identifies and leads new business development opportunities.

About Vic
A retired Navy lieutenant who has served as an intelligence officer and served on the USS Richard L Page. Vic is an accomplished senior executive with extensive leadership experience in development and operation of managed healthcare organizations.

A strategic thinker and highly effective general manager Vic has demonstrated the ability to develop executive talent for the company and has experience in both NFP and Fortune 500 environments.

Director of Sales & Marketing – Gene White

gene-white-headshot-cropGene services existing U.S. accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts. He monitors marketplace changes and recommends new tactics or adjustments to leadership.

About Gene

After completing college in 1972, Gene began work in sales with a greeting card, gift wrap and stationery firm.  He traveled extensively in the northern part of Illinois, which included the Chicago area, selling products and full department programs to retail companies such as F.W. Woolworth, S.S. Kresge Company, Montgomery Ward, and Ben Franklin Stores. Gene was promoted to Vice President, Merchandising, and National Service Director, responsible for all merchandising operations and personnel in the division.  Later promoted to Sr. Vice President, Gene once again put on his sales hat and called on large national mass retail companyies such as Kmart, Walmart, Sears, Woolco, and Target.

When the company took a new direction in 1996 to concentrate on providing merchandising services in mass retail stores to major suppliers such as S. C. Johnson, Gillette, Ray-O-Vac, Rubbermaid, and Martha Stewart products, Gene maintained an office in Kmart International Headquarters in Troy, MI, for nearly ten years.  He concentrated on selling on-going merchandising programs to the retailer and short-term projects to key suppliers. Gene retired from the company in 2011. With more than 40 years of national sales experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the AWS team.

India Region Sales Consultant – Dr. Srinivasa Karra

Dr. KarraDr. Karra services India and other accounts in the South-Asian subcontinent, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts.

About Dr. Karra

Originally from Andhra Pradesh India,  Dr. Karra attended Andhra University, receiving his B.S. in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics as well as an M.S. in Organic Chemistry. Dr. Karra went on to graduate from the University of Hyderabad with a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and then completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri’s Department of Chemistry.

Having published more than 20 research papers and been the co-inventor on 13 patents/patent applications, Dr. Karra provides AWS clients with the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail.

Ancillary Support

Client Focused Media, Marketing and Social Media

Client Focused Media is an integrated marketing firm representing brands all over the U.S.  CFM’s programs are designed to increase business, market share and brand equity.

Client Focused Media
1611 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Northstar Labs, Research & Development / Manufacturing

A U.S.-based manufacturing and fulfillment company. Northstar Labs is FDA-registered and fully compliant with FDA regulations. All general product quality assurance testing is done in-house prior to production. Both the chemists and highly trained product supervisors inspect the manufactured product to make sure it passes all quality controls. Northstar has been With AWS from the beginning and continues to provide quality work on new products.

Northstar Labs
9258 S Prosperity Rd
West Jordan, UT 84081-6161

Jonathan Calla, Legal Council

Jonathan is serving as outside general counsel to AWS, as well as many privately-held emerging and middle-market companies, representing multiple industries. Prior to joining MBBP, he was a corporate associate at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP in Vancouver, Canada, and then at a prominent Boston firm.  In addition to his years in private practice, Jonathan served as corporate counsel at LoJack Corporation, a publicly traded technology company, affording him real insight into the particular needs and concerns of in-house counsel.

City Point
230 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451