Ashleigh Walters, President of Onex, Inc in Erie PA was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), a public-private partnership that works to strengthen manufacturing in 13 counties of northwestern, PA. Her appointment was formally announced at today’s quarterly meeting.
Walters is a degreed Chemical Engineer from Auburn University, and joined Onex in 2003 as a Sales Engineer in the Charleston, SC office. Over the years, she has advanced through several increasing levels of responsibility at Onex facilities in Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Erie, Pa, and recently assumed her new position as President. She has led the Company through a comprehensive restructuring and repositioning process for future growth.
Walters participated in recent trips to Washington D.C. and Harrisburg with NWIRC’s CEO, Bob Zaruta, for manufacturing Hill Days. The purpose of both trips was to advocate for the importance of manufacturing to our nation’s economy and the vital role the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has in helping manufacturers become more competitive.
NWIRC’s Board President Dan Ignasiak, President of SEPCO, welcomed Walters to the Board of Directors and referenced her recent support activities on behalf of NWIRC and the manufacturing industry.