NWIRC’s Zaruta Named President of PA IRC Network


ERIE – Robert Zaruta, president & CEO of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), was recently named president of the PA Statewide Industrial Resource Center Network (IRCN).

The PA IRCN is comprised of seven nonprofit Centers located strategically throughout the Commonwealth. These Centers were established over 30 years ago to help manufacturers respond to changing markets, new technology and the competitive pressures of the global economy.  

The Network’s mission is to help manufacturers envision where they want to be and assist them to achieve it, in addition to giving a voice to an increasingly vital part of the Commonwealth’s economy.

As PA IRCN president, Zaruta will lead the other IRC directors in strategic collaborative initiatives that enable the network to be the manufacturing resource for the industry, and community at-large, across Pennsylvania. Zaruta

has been with NWIRC since 2016, the Center serving over 1500 manufacturers in 13 counties of northwestern PA across over 10,000 square miles. Prior to that, he held several positions at NEPIRC in northeastern PA for over 16 years.