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February 6

ONEIL Names Chrysa Theodore as New Board Member

MIAMISBURG, OHIO, February 6, 2024 — O’Neil & Associates, Inc. (ONEIL), an employee-owned company that makes equipment safer to use, faster to repair, and easier to maintain, announced Chrysa Theodore, Vice President, Rushlight Ventures, as its newest board member today.

Hernan Olivas

Hernan Olivas | President and Chief Executive Officer | ONEIL

“Chrysa’s entrepreneurial spirit and breadth of experience is the perfect compliment to our Board of Directors,” said Hernan Olivas, president and chief executive officer for ONEIL. “I’m excited to work with Chrysa as we develop new ways to bring better technology to our customers.”

Chrysa brings over 25 years of leadership experience in defense and aerospace research and development, technical strategy, operations, and executive management. She has successfully mentored a growing staff of employees while simultaneously supporting administration and operations through talent strategy, recruiting, proposal management, contracting, and executive leadership.

Chrysa is focused on strengthening career connections between education and workforce needs and is passionate about the current state of workforce development within the Miami Valley. She volunteers to create awareness of career opportunities available to the next-generation STEM workforce and serves on several advisory committees, including at the University of Dayton and Wright State University. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Engineering Science Foundation, founding council member of the DO STEM ecosystem, and committee member of DRMA Dayton Region Manufacturing Workforce Partnership.

Chrysa Theodore

Chrysa Theodore | Vice President, Venture Operations| Rushlight Ventures

“It is an honor to join the ONEIL Board of Directors. I look forward to bringing my experience in the aerospace and defense industry, as well as in the technology transfer and commercialization sphere, to strengthen a fellow Miami Valley company.” ~ Chrysa Theodore

For more than 75 years, ONEIL has been the most trusted resource for product support solutions to valuable equipment manufacturers. Our mission is to make equipment safer to use, faster to repair, and easier to maintain. We make complex information easier to understand and apply to create a better user experience, and improve business advantage for the Department of Defense, aerospace, and commercial industries. Our essential work extends the life of valuable, mission-critical equipment and improves the human experience.

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