Onex Announces New President, NWIRC Board Member


ERIE – The Board of Directors of Onex, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Ashleigh Walters to the position of company president. Onex, Inc. is an industrial furnace service company that serves the heat intensive manufacturers in the surrounding region.

Walters is a degreed chemical engineer from Auburn University and joined Onex in 2003 as a sales engineer in the Charleston, South Carolina office. Over the last 15 years, she has advanced through several increasing levels of responsibility at Onex facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania. In her most recent position as Onex general manager, she led the company through a comprehensive restructuring and repositioning process. She was instrumental in helping to develop a strategic plan that led to significant new investments for the future, both for the benefit of Onex employees and their families and for the benefit of its customers and community at large.

Walters has also recently named to the Board of Directors at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), a public-private partnership that works to strengthen manufacturing in 13 counties of northwestern Pennsylvania.