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As a former Workforce and Education Outreach Intern from January 2014 – May 2015 at America Makes, Ashley rejoined the NCDMM and the America Makes team in February 2019 as a Project Engineer. In this role, Ashley manages technical programs as the regional point of contact, supports America Makes Workforce and Education development and contributes to the innovation facility and regionalization efforts.
Previously, Ashley served as an Engineering Project Manager, for the Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) Advanced Manufacturing Team, a founding member of America Makes. Her work focused on developing cost models and business case analysis pertaining to spare part production using additive manufacturing. Ashley also served as the Director of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Commercialization Program and assisted with accelerating additive manufacturing for tooling applications in North East Ohio.
While Ashley pursued a Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Youngstown State University (YSU), she served as a Graduate Research Assistant. Her research involved working with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Air Logistics Centers, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and aerospace manufacturers to determine the best use of advanced digital manufacturing, especially additive manufacturing, to support the maintenance and sustainment of legacy aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Ashley also holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial & Systems Engineering from YSU.
Ashley holds a Six Sigma Green Belt and has received three certificates for various coursework related to sand casting from the American Foundry Society.
Ashley was named Mahoning Valley’s Young Professional Engineer of the Year 2019 by the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC) in partnership with the Valley Alliance for Science and Technology (VAST).