Leadership

Leading by Example

Since establishing New Age Protection in 2003, the founding executive team has grown the government-contracting firm from a start-up to a notable competitor in the federal market by generating over $200 million in revenue since the company’s inception.

Mr. Lawrence Burns, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lawrence Burns is New Age's chief executive officer and a founding member of the executive team. As CEO, Mr. Burns collaborates with the executive team and board of directors to establish the company’s strategic goals, operating plans, corporate policies, and short and long-range objectives. As such, he directs activities to ensure corporate growth, maintenance of a strong organizational structure, and the development of action plans that meet the needs of stakeholders. Mr. Burns also serves as New Age’s corporate representative before the financial community, major clients, and shareholders.

Having spent nearly 20 years as a specialist in the security industry, Mr. Burns has built notable expertise in anti-terrorism, force protection, and dangerous material protection. His security expertise is complemented by his business acumen and expertise in contracts management, program management, and security personnel administration.

Prior to assuming an executive role at New Age, Mr. Burns implemented security solutions for several technology firms. He began building his security expertise while serving in the U.S. Navy—a military career that spanned nearly 10 years. Recognized for superior performance, Mr. Burns’ military career was marked with numerous commendations, including the Navy Achievement, Good Conduct, National Defense Service, and Sea Service medals.

In addition, he has received specialized training in anti-terrorism, force protection, dangerous materials detection, basic Master at Arm training and leadership development.

Mr. Ronnie Wright, President

Mr. Ronnie Wright is the president of New Age and a founding member of the executive team. He manages the day-to-day business affairs of the corporation and provides corporate leadership by spearheading the company’s business development, administration, marketing, and strategic growth efforts. Mr. Wright is chairman of New Age's Board of Directors and ensures that the company's short and long-range objectives are met. In doing so, he has been instrumental in expanding New Age's corporate footprint to include 10 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Wright has more than 30 years of professional experience with an emphasis on management, intelligence, security, and industrial operations in both military and civilian sectors. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Wright has a strong background in military intelligence and served as the Special Security Representative for the Intelligence Threat and Analysis Center (ITAC) and the Imagery Analysis Production Division (IAPD) where he developed operational strategies. His expertise also includes the design, construction, operation and inspection of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs). Mr. Wright also served as the Assistant Branch Chief of the Office of the Secretary of the Army where he managed operations of the Secretary of the Army’s secure conference facilities. His military career was marked with numerous commendations, including the Army Commendation (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct, Army Service Ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), two Army Achievement and Meritorious Service Medals.

In the corporate sector, Mr. Wright’s security background spans more than three decades and includes spearheading physical and administrative security efforts for several major federal contracts on sensitive covert operations.

He is a graduate of Shaw University where he earned two bachelors degrees--one in History and another in International Relations.

Mr. Floyd C. Dortch, Vice President

Mr. Floyd C. Dortch is New Age's vice president and a founding member of the executive team. As Vice President, Mr. Dortch oversees financial management, including New Age’s operational budget; personnel management, customer and vendor relations, and serves as the quality assurance manager. In addition, he is the program manager in support of New Age’s contract with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

 

Mr. Dortch has built a distinguished career in security with an emphasis on program management, personnel management, and communications. As such, he has been instrumental in helping companies develop and implement security protocols and protection plans to ensure the safety and security of personnel and physical assets.

A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Dortch held several leadership positions while in the military, including Operations Chief, a role in which he implemented security operations according to the Army and North Atlantic Treaty Organization regulations. In so doing, he controlled and enforced access and entry throughout secure areas, and tracked the movement of Army equipment worldwide.

Mr. Dortch is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Miguel Gonzalez, Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Miguel Gonzalez is New Age's chief operations officer. As such, he supports the work of the company's executive officers by establishing and optimizing day-to-day operations. He is instrumental in strategic planning and resource allocations and establishes operational processes and process improvement to assist New Age in achieving its goals. He establishes performance standards and ensures that performance goals are aggressive, achievable, and realized. Mr. Gonzalez leads by example and is instrumental in shaping New Age's corporate culture.

He is responsible for providing maximum security to protect property, controlled materials, equipment and personnel. With over 10 years of experience managing multi-million dollar government contracts, Mr. Gonzalez is instrumental in helping New Age clients build competent and diverse security teams. He leverages his expertise in government regulations, industry security standards, and security strategy development to implement proactive and comprehensive security plans that enhance clients' overall security posture.

A veteran of the Marine Corps, Mr. Gonzalez began building his security acumen in 1993 while serving on the presidential helicopter squadron. Over the next 20 years, he broadened his security expertise in the corporate sector while carrying out security and operational roles with a major federal government contractor. In so doing, he built his knowledge in various security disciplines including information security, physical and personnel security, and vulnerability assessments.

Mr. Gonzalez has an associate’s degree in Business Administration from Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. He has also earned certificates from the White House Military Office, FEMA’s Weather Emergency Assistance Course, and the New Age Protection Training Academy. In addition, he is certified in Threat Detection Training, the White House Executive Support Contingency Operations, and is certified as an X-ray Technician Trainer by the American Science and Engineering in Billerica, Mass.

Mr. Gonzalez speaks and writes Spanish and English fluently.