Our Executive Team
Ernest J. Turocy, CEO & Founder
Since 1989, Ernie has been the principal consultant and managing partner of Turocy and Associates LLC. He is a seasoned executive with a broad range of experience in global markets. Over the years, Ernie has developed strong relationships and an extensive network with domestic and international social, political, financial, and business contacts. Ernie devoted the first half of his career in various strategic and management positions at the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from Pepperdine University.
Sergio Utrilla, Executive Vice President of Latin America
As our EVP of Latin American markets, Sergio has extensive experience in marketing, sales, and manufacturing. He has developed and implemented maquiladora operations for a cadre of multi-national firms, as well as opened Latin American markets for our client base. Previously, Sergio served as Director General of Amanecer Mexicano S .de R.L. de C.V., an import/export company in Puebla, Mexico. Mr. Utrilla received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
Peter K. Lin, Executive Vice President of Asian Operations
As EVP of Asian operations, Peter has helped countless multi-national firms looking to expand into and utilize Asian marketplaces. Previously, Peter founded Agape Industrial, a designer and manufacturer of steel and wire forming equipment, and he still serves as its president. Hailing from Taiwan, Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kaohsiung University.
Juliana Lai, Marketing & Creative Services Director
An award-winning creative director, Julie has more than 15 years of solid history in driving creative design and implementing cutting-edge branding strategies for a variety of global brands. Previously, Julie was a creative force in developing marketing and creative services for high-profile companies in food and beverage, home fashion, machinery, textile, marketing agencies, and professional services industries. Clients included Diageo Spirits, Patron Spirits Company, Hallmark, and Moet Hennessey USA. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas.
Nicholas J. Gold, Senior Consultant
Nick is the newest addition to our team. He has a background in international business and strategy development. Having worked in light manufacturing, geo-political risk consulting, and commodities trading, he brings a unique global perspective to our clients. Nick earned his undergraduate degree in international business from New York University (NYU) and is currently furthering his studies at UCLA.