Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Promotes Marcia Ayala to Vice President
Friday, February 26, 2016
YORKVILLE, Ill - Aurora Specialty Textile Group, Inc. (ASTG) has promoted Marcia Ayala from Vice President of Research & Development to Vice President. The promotion reflects the expanding role that Ayala has played over the past two years as ASTG has invested in new manufacturing facilities and developed new products for existing and new markets.
As Vice President, Ayala’s primary responsibilities include product development and quality, as well as new business development and expanded operational responsibilities. She will also continue to manage the company’s R&D department.
Ayala has been with ASTG since 2006, when she was hired as Director of Research and Development. In this capacity she and her team have worked closely with customers developing new products. In 2014 her role expanded to include new business development and that year she was promoted to Vice President Research & Development. The current promotion to Vice President reflects her capabilities in this capacity and expanded responsibilities across other operational areas at ASTG.
“Marcia’s span of influence cuts across almost every function with the company,” said Dan LaTurno, President of ASTG. “As such her new title should represent a broader, more influential one. Spanning ten years of service with Aurora, Marcia has shown a remarkable ability to learn and grow as well as effectively manage those who report to her.”
Ayala has both BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering and earned an MBA from Georgia State University.