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Our Team

Aleks Huston


Aleks is the great-grandson of the founder, Ward Huston. After graduating from the University of Tampa, he began his career at Xenia Foundry.  Aleks became Director of Operations in 2005 and President in 2008. Outside of work, Aleks enjoys playing pickleball and mountain biking.

Reed Huston

Production Manager

Reed represents the 5th generation Huston to work at Xenia Foundry.  He mastered the art of pouring iron and running the furnace and is now sharpening his skills in other plant areas.  Outside of work, Reed enjoys raising his son, rollerblading, and walking his dogs, Jack and Walrus. 

Celeste Johnson

Continuous Improvement Manager

Celeste joined Xenia Foundry in 2018.  With an education from Georgetown University and a career in recruiting and business operations, she brings 20 years of experience in process improvement, quality assurance, operations support, and project management. Celeste enjoys kayaking, learning new languages, traveling, and visiting art museums outside of work.

Jae Adams Soto

Accounting Manager

Jae joined Xenia Foundry in 2009 after a career in the staffing business, bringing over 15 years of experience in business administration.  Her primary responsibilities include Accounting and IT coordination.  When away from the office, Jae enjoys adventuring around the world, vegan cooking, and knitting.

Shelby Scott

Production Coordinator

Shelby joined Xenia Foundry in 2014 and quickly became a hub for the team, providing administrative support.  In 2021, she took over the role of Production Coordinator.  Shelby is an integral team member as the liaison between buyers and shipping, keeping casting delivery flowing.  When away from the office, Shelby is chasing her four active children, gaming or bowling.

Laney Jones

Accounting Projects

Laney worked for us while earning an accounting degree from Wright State University.  Though she has begun a corporate career in finance, she continues to work with our accounting team on occasional projects.  Laney has a strong teamwork ethos and shares her learning enthusiasm with the office. We are pleased to continue collaborating with Laney.  As a bonus, we occasionally get to visit with her adorable miniature goldendoodle, Whitley!

Dori Carnes

Administrative Coordinator

Dori joined our team in 2023 and quickly became an integral member of our operation. Her career in administrative services and human resources has spanned over 15 years.  You will find Dori sorting through AP and production inputs.  Outside of work, Dori is a busy grandmother, and a judge for gymnastics competitions, traveling to locales throughout the United States.