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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.  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

Accounts Payable Clerk

Meet the newest member of our team!  We share Laney with Wright State University as she works toward an accounting degree.  She plans to work in the finance sector after graduation.  Xenia Foundry is thrilled to participate in Laney’s professional development.  Laney has a strong teamwork ethos and shares her learning enthusiasm with the office.