AES is led by security and technology industry veterans who are renowned for building and growing innovative, customer-centric businesses.
Michael Sherman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Michael Sherman is CEO and CTO of AES Corporation which he founded in 1974. He oversees the Company’s corporate direction and all engineering projects. Mr. Sherman 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. Mr. Sherman holds a BS degree from Northeastern University and an MBA degree from Babson College.
Thomas French, Chief Financial Officer
Tom French’s role as CFO encompasses Company-wide responsibility for corporate financial management, planning, internal controls, accounting, financial analysis, human resources, and office administration. He is a CPA and brings over 20 years of financial and global operations management experience to AES. Prior to joining the AES Management Team, his career included leadership roles as Corporate Controller, Director of Finance, and Principal in a series of multi-million dollar manufacturing and service technology companies that were all fast-growing enterprises. Mr. French earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salem State University where he is Chair of the Bertolon School of Business Advisory Council. Tom coached several Peabody youth sport programs for 14 years. He has also been active with other organizations such as Peabody Western Little League and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Vice President of Engineering
In her role as Vice President of Engineering, Revathi Pillai is responsible for driving innovative new product development and design efforts along with advanced technology enhancements aligned with customer needs and market trends. She is an accomplished hands-on senior level engineering executive leader with a strong background in hardware, software design, integration, system architecture, project management, and strategic planning. Her areas of expertise include product roadmaps, in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications and utilities industry, and the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Ms. Pillai has been a valued contributor to the success of many high tech companies, specializing in information technology and services. She is multi-lingual, author of multiple patents and published articles, and a certified Scrum Master. Revathi holds a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kerala, India, a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and is working toward completion of her MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Dec 2018. Revathi also attended the Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University.
Jim Burditt, Vice President of Sales for The Americas
Jim Burditt is the VP of Sales for The Americas region. He has responsibility for leading the US & Canada, Central America, and South America salesforce including inside sales reps and outside regional sales managers. Jim oversees all facets of sales activities including promotions and programs, corporate marketing, management of revenue and operating expenses. Jim joins the Company 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 as well as leading rapid-growth, highly-professional sales teams. Mr. Burditt is a graduate of Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and an Associate of Science degree in Management.
Nazare Monsini, Director of Manufacturing
Naz Monsini is the Director of Manufacturing for AES Corporation, responsible for overseeing all manufacturing operations and directing production processes. She has played a vital role in the organization for several years leading production and purchasing departments, acting as a primary contact for customers and suppliers. Monsini has over fifteen years of prior experience in the security, semiconductor, and consumer electronic industries familiar with general assembly and line operations. Ms. Monsini is multilingual and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from UMass Lowell.
Lee Dubé, Director of Technical Support
Lee Dubé is the Director of Technical Support for AES Corporation, responsible for leading technical operations efficiency and managing product application activities. His focus is on continuous process improvement, account management, and driving projects that will enhance the Company’s global service and support efforts. Lee partners with the management team to support key corporate initiatives and guides Technical Support staff to deliver customer service excellence, develop technical tips and solutions, provide technical training, and establish best practices that align with AES quality assurance standards. His background includes diverse experience at high tech software, data collection, and enterprise solution companies with a focus on fault tolerance as well as extensive knowledge of large end-to-end communication concepts and technology trends. Mr. Dubé attended Northern Essex Community College and is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at Western Governors University.
Marketing Communications Manager
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. Ms. Slack 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, Ms. Slack 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, she worked in a civil service role for the United States Air Force (USAF) branch of the U.S. military. Ms. Slack is a member of several industry associations and groups. She attended the BSBA program at Northeastern University.