Ashleigh Henry
Portland Plant Environmental, Health & Safety Manager (EHS Manager)

“I am passionate about the Environmental, Health and Safety work that I do within the manufacturing industry because I get the rewarding job of protecting not only the hard-working people who produce our product, but also the environment they live in."

Ashleigh joined Owens-Illinois (O-I) Glass World Headquarters as an intern in 2015 to assist the Global Technology Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Department. As the project gained momentum and attention, the scope changed from site certification to global certification. Drawing on regional standards and regulations, Ashleigh worked with the Global EHS Team and Global Manufacturing Fundamentals to develop the first drafts of these programs from Lockout Tag Out to Waste Management. Her passion, influence and professionalism have allowed her to make a great impact. She is known globally due to her thoughtful and collaborative approaches to policy and procedure development for the company.

In 2017, Ashleigh accepted a position as EHS Manager at the Portland Plant in Oregon, taking on the responsibility of 200 employees’ health as well as several environmental programs and permits. She has been very successful and the campus is now a standard for how the world can adopt and influence a culture through EHS fundamentals. These opportunities and achievements have prepared Ashleigh for continued excellence in the future.

As a graduate student, Ashleigh worked as an assistant to the chair of the Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) program at the University of Findlay. During this time, Ashleigh traveled to more than fifty Ohio high schools to give presentations to juniors and seniors on choosing a college and a major. The presentations were tailored to educate the students on EHS and the many job opportunities available with a degree in the field. She has also placed high importance on community service, serving several different organizations and functions in her spare time. Some of the charities she is most passionate about include Equine Assisted Therapy, The Salvation Army and United Way of Greater Toledo.

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