Ashleigh Walters, President of Onex, Inc. in Erie, PA, was recently named Vice-Chair of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) Board of Directors. Over the last 15 years, Walters’ has advanced through various positions at Onex’s facilities in Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Erie, Pa. She has led the company through a comprehensive restructuring and repositioning process, including moving to a larger facility.

Walter’s joined the NWIRC Board a little over a year ago and has been very active with stakeholder advocacy at both the federal and state levels. This includes trips for Manufacturing Hill Day to Washington D.C. and Harrisburg, PA in 2017 and 2018 for the purpose of meeting with legislators representing manufacturers in northwestern PA. She was also active with NWIRC’s recent program, ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing’, with Onex, Inc. participating as the featured company in RB Wiley Charter School’s student video.

Robert Zaruta, President/CEO at NWIRC, said “Ashleigh’s demonstrated leadership, innovativeness, and passion for manufacturing are among her many strengths that contribute to the success of NWIRC and our work with the manufacturers we serve.”