Our Team

CEO

Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright, CEO, Wright Brothers, Inc. has spent over forty years servicing the bio-science, research and industrial gas industries.  He is an active member and leader in the IWDC – serving as past Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Industrial Gas Committee. Under Charlie’s leadership, Wright Brothers was selected as the 2007 “Small Business of the Year” by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and 2012 Business of the Year from the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Prior to Wright Brothers, Charlie worked as an Engineer and Plant Manager for General Mills and earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati Evening College and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.

Charlie enjoys spending time sailing and giving back to the community.  He is active as a board member of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, a member of Ohio History Connections World Heritage Ohio Steering Committee and founder of the Team VMG Programs.

CEO

Ashley Wright Werthaiser

Ashley Wright Werthaiser, CEO, Wright Brothers Global Gas, LLC, VMG parent company. Ashley grew up working at Wright Brothers, and she entered the business full-time in 2003. Since that time, she has been Director of Marketing, customer service and accounting support, and Site Owner for one of Wright Brothers largest accounts. For succession planning, in 2010 she became majority owner of Wright Brothers Global Gas, a NWBOC certified women owned enterprise. Ashley is focused on the strategic growth of the business and the day-to-day operations. She remains dedicated to building the business with the same passion her father, her uncle, and her grandfather had over seventy years ago.

Prior to her career at Wright Brothers, she earned a B.S. in Biology from Centre College and enjoyed a short teaching career.  She resides in Cincinnati with her husband and three sons and is very active in their school parent organizations.

Chief Operating Officer

Stefanie Berg

Stefanie Berg, Chief Operating Officer, Wright Brothers Global Gas, LLC.  Stefanie started as the Business Manager and progressed to Chief Operating Officer in September 2019.  In her current role she is responsible for the operational aspects of Wright Brothers Global Gas, Wright Brothers, Inc. and Vendor Managed Gas.

Prior to her role at Wright Brothers.  Stefanie was a District Financial Manager at Penske Truck Leasing for 15 years.

Stefanie resides in Maineville, OH with her husband and 3 children.  Stefanie is very active in Little Miami community with youth sports and various youth academic activities.

Chief Development Officer

Cyndi Blalock

Cyndi Blalock, Chief Development Officer, Wright Brothers Global Gas, LLC, VMG parent company. Cyndi has been with Wright Brothers Global Gas, LLC over 14 years serving in various roles within the company. Creating relationships based on trust and respect with distributors and customers, she helped grow our footprint throughout North America. Cyndi’s role transitioned to COO in 2008, primarily focused on the daily operations supporting both our clients, our VMG™ product line, and our distributor network.  In 2019, Cyndi accepted the role as CDO with a passion to take Wright Brothers Global Gas, LLC to the next level.

Cyndi resides in Cincinnati with Bill, her husband of over 30 years. Cyndi is passionate about people, family, gardening, and sports.

Technical Lead

Mikey Ahrens

Mikey Ahrens, Technical Lead, VMG. Mikey started at Wright Brothers Inc. in 2011 working in customer support/project management and then as the laboratory manager. After spending several years learning the industry, he took the technical lead position for the Vendor Managed Gas Team.

On the VMG Team, Mikey is responsible for creating and sourcing new equipment, implementing ideas and functionality to the dashboard, and working with the web development team to marry the physical technology to the web interface. He also is responsible for technical support and web demonstrations.

Prior to joining the Wright Brothers organization, Mikey graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in chemistry in 2008. He resides in Batavia, Ohio with his girlfriend and a garage full of motorized toys.

Director of Software Development

Derek Dustin

Derek Dustin, Director of Software Development, VMG. Derek is the lead solutions architect and developer for  VMG and has been with VMG since the beginning.  Recently he has focused on modernizing the VMG dashboard by leveraging cloud-platforms to expand product delivery, reliability and scalability.  Derek is also responsible for improving functionality of the dashboard by incorporating Team and Customer feedback.

Derek has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Software from Fredonia State University and over 20 years of technical experience working in the education, finance and healthcare spaces.  Derek’s expertise extends across many technology platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Web Technology stack, open-source stacks such as LAMP (Linux Apache MySql PHP), and Docker Containerization.

Derek lives with his wife and 2 boys in Columbus, OH, and outside of punching keys on his keyboard, Derek is an amateur golfer and youth hockey coach for his sons.  

Customer Development Manager

Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor, Customer Development Manager, VMG.  Laurie started at Wright Brothers in August of 2019 as a Process Manager and recently transitioned to her current role at VMG in September 2020.  Her newest position centers on customer onboarding, inside sales, dashboard management, and customer service. 

Prior to her employment at Wright Brothers, Laurie earned her Associates in Business degree from The University of Cincinnati .  She has over fifteen years of experience in the customer service field and her prior employers include The Gorilla Glue Company and Penske Truck Leasing. 

Laurie resides in Fairfield, Ohio with her husband, two children and Chocolate Lab.  She spends her spare time as a spectator at club soccer games, reading, shopping and watching repeats of The Office.

Technical Support

Ahmet Yildirm

Ahmet Yildirm, Technical Support, VMG.  Ahmet is responsible for hardware support– building new equipment, order processing, hardware setup and troubleshooting.  He will also be helping with software support and dashboard setup for new customers.

Ahmet is from Turkey where he studied civil engineering at Cukurova University and recently he has been spending time teaching himself Kotlin and C++ programming languages.  

Outside of work Ahmet enjoys playing guitar and gaming.