"We needed a title to put on his business card, but it does not adequately reflect the varied nature of his duties, as he will be involved in every facet of our operation," said Irwin, who last year became sole owner of the company after buying out longtime partner and co-founder Jeff Siegel.
Irwin expects Wellman, 30, to shoulder enough responsibility to allow him to spend more time advancing the company on international fronts.
In the past three years, Wellman began his own racing partnership named the LGL Stable, an acronym for "Let's Get Lucky." During this stint, Wellman prospected, syndicated, and managed the careers of such top fillies as Valbenny and Three Degrees.
"Aron brings a Iot to the table," said Irwin. "I can see Aron taking over the operation at some point down the road. He has all the tools to be successful in a complex enterprise. I have known him since he was a little kid, as his parents, Mike and Cory Wellman, have been friends of mine since the early 1980s."
Wellman will continue to reside in California, although he is expected to spend time in Kentucky and travel extensively.