Wendy Fenton, President
Wendy Fenton joined A.J. Turvey in 1991 while still a student studying to complete her M.A. in history at York University. Bringing with her a background in grocery retail, she worked from the ground up beginning with reception, accounting, and sales, to becoming President of A J Turvey & Associates. Wendy has gained a tremendous amount of working knowledge in all aspects of the business. Residing with her husband Cory and their two children in rural Northumberland County, Wendy enjoys biking and hiking the Northumberland hills, camping, and hosting family and friends at home.
Craig MacIntyre, Senior Vice President
Craig joined A.J. Turvey & Associates in the fall of 2009 bringing with him many years of strong sales and business achievements within the pet industry. He has been able to adapt quickly and efficiently to any working environment. Craig’s upbeat personality and understanding of the needs of the pet industry have enabled him to integrate with colleagues and customers and develop valuable working relationships. Craig is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has his Certified Sales Professional accreditation. He is very active in his community through Rotary International and volunteering his time with the Canadian Cancer Society, the MS Society and Canadian Blood Services.
Matt Turvey, Executive Vice President
Matt Turvey joined A.J. Turvey in 2008 after attending Seneca College's Business Administration Program. He has since achieved his Certified Sales Professional designation, CSP, and is very attentive to the changing needs of his customers and the sales profession. Matt has also taken numerous courses on Retail Link, the internet-based Wal-Mart Point of Sale Tool, allowing him to be proficient in sales analysis, inventory management, and promotional planning. Matt is an avid guitar and music aficionado, owning four guitars that he loves to play. He also enjoys playing hockey in the winter and golfing in the summer.
François Gauvin, Key Account Executive Eastern Canada
Francois joined the A.J. Turvey team in 2014, bringing with him considerable expertise in the pet specialty industry, specializing in the Quebec market. He worked for manufacturers and distribution channels as both a sales representative and buyer. His product knowledge gained from experience in these roles is just one of his strong assets. François enjoys a good restaurant and he loves to attend sporting events, including football, hockey, baseball and tennis. He’s an avid hockey player in winter and also plays tennis in summer.
Trevor Rae, Key Account Executive Central Canada
Trevor has been working in the pet industry as a manufacturer’s representative since 2006. Trevor joined A.J. Turvey in February of 2014 and brings with him a strong professional reputation and established relationships with customers in all areas of the pet industry across Canada. Trevor has been extremely loyal and dedicated to his customers and principals throughout his career and continues to build on these strong partnerships. He lives in London, Ontario with his partner Meredith and their two Huskies, Zoey and Kavik.
Sean McGrath, Key Account Executive Western Canada
Sean joined the team in July 2014. Sean has pet specialty sales experience as a Retail Manager, a Distributor Rep and as a Distributor Operations and Sales Manager. He has covered British Columbia, Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba in these various capacities. His earliest memories of the pet industry date back to over 25 years ago when he started learning the business from his father. Sean lives in Lower Mainland, British Columbia and likes to enjoy the multicultural dining that the area has to offer. He lives with his cat, Buddy, who follows him everywhere and enjoys kayaking and mountain biking.
Jennifer Bennett, Sales & Merchandising Support Western Canada
Jennifer joined A.J. Turvey in March 2016. She has been working in the pet industry since 2011 in retail management, having completed numerous workshops giving her extensive knowledge in pet care, behavior and nutrition. She is committed to building positive long lasting relationships with customers and clients, and providing exceptional customer service. Jennifer lives in the lower mainland in British Columbia, and loves being outdoors and taking her dog on adventurous hikes to new places.
Steve Turvey, CEO
After working for 15 years with the F.W. Woolworth Company, Woolco Division, Steve joined his father in 1987 and became president and owner of A. J. Turvey in 1989. In the year 2000, he decided to focus strictly on the pet business and represent only pet-related lines. He believes his success and that of the company is the talented and professional people that have worked with him to help build the company into what it is today, the number one pet broker company in Canada. Steve retired from the business in 2014 but remains on the Board of Directors along with his wife Judy Turvey.