AWRC Industries Staff
Meet Our Staff
Vice President of Operations
Jeff Harris brings nearly 20 years of senior management experience to AWRC Industries. In addition to overseeing industrial services programs in Fort Wayne and Richmond, Indiana, Harris also manages Post Masters, a full service mail operation with multiple locations processing over 100 million pieces of mail annually; Blue Octopus Printing Company, a commercial print line of business; DOMA Document Solutions of Indiana, a document conversion company; and Highway Safety Specialists, a manufacturer and distributor of highway safety products throughout the country. He also oversees facilities management and ground maintenance of all commercial properties within AWRC and its affiliates.
Before joining AWRC Industries in 2007, Harris managed customer service and quality control teams at a Fortune 500 company. He holds a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and an MBA from Indiana Institute of Technology. Off the clock, Harris enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing at the lake, working on home improvement projects, and rooting on the Boilermakers during football and basketball seasons.
Drew Botteron brings more than 10 years of management and business development experience to his position with AWRC Industries. Botteron serves as State Director for AWRC, overseeing industrial operations for the company’s Fort Wayne and Richmond, Indiana locations.
Botteron comes from a military management background, serving as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army National Guard in Indianapolis, Indiana. His experience as project, systems, and logistics manager in the years before accepting his position with AWRC, made him an ideal candidate for the position. Botteron also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, and the United States Army Readiness Group. Off the clock, he enjoys running, fishing and spending time with his daughter, seeing a movie and painting pottery nearly every Saturday.
Laura Wadsworth brings 27 years of human services experience to her position as Director of AWRC Industries in Richmond, Indiana. Wadsworth is a graduate of Indiana University and Ivy Tech, as well as a devoted employee with over 14 years of experience with AWRC’s Industrial Operations division.
Wadsworth is also a Certified Dementia Care Professional (CDCP), trained as a MODAPTS Analyst, a recipient of the 1999 CCDA Educator of the Year Award, and a recipient of the 2000 Cathleen Clark Professional Services Award. Off the clock, she enjoys cooking, camping, walking, and doing projects at home. Wadsworth also enjoys traveling across Indiana and Ohio to watch her grandsons, Casey and Logan, play baseball during the spring and summer.
Erin Gruber's years of service to AWRC Industries have been invaluable to the Highway Safety Specialists program. As Sales Coordinator, Gruber's duties are widespread and varied, including sales and marketing, customer service, project planning, and shipping and receiving. Before joining AWRC, she amassed over 8 years' experience in customer service, sales, and marketing.
Off the clock, Gruber enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, playing board games with their three children, and enjoying the outdoors with their Rottweiler, Bella. She is also attending Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and hopes to earn her degree soon.