Credit & Accounting

Ernie Smith


Ernie Smith is the Controller for AbsolutAire. In his position, Ernie works directly with the Accountant, managing the functions of the Accounting department, including invoicing, Accounts Payable, journal entries, and financial statements. In addition to these accounting functions, Ernie is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of a new Accounting ERP software system for the company.

Ernie joined AbsolutAire in 2021, bringing 26 years of Accounting/Finance experience. Prior to joining the organization, Ernie spent 20 years in various roles in manufacturing, including Plant Controller, Division Controller, and Corporate Controller for NIBCO, Whirlpool, Atlantis Plastics, Atlas Die, and others. In addition to manufacturing roles, Ernie spent two years in the Insurance Service industry as the Director of Finance, and four years as a CFO for Non-Profit organizations.

Ernie graduated from Ohio State University, Lima in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and is a Certified Financial Accountant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds several other Certifications in the Accounting field.

Deborah J. (Deb) Crowe

Deborah J. (Deb) Crowe


Deb Crowe manages accounting and traffic for AbsolutAire. She is responsible for all aspects of accounting, including invoicing, accounts payable, daily journals, and monthly income statements. In managing traffic, or order tracking, Deb is charged with order entry to the shop floor, bills of material (BOM) accuracy, and monitoring order progress toward completion and shipping.

Deb began her HVAC career in 1975 with DuoAire, Inc., holding various positions in accounting and administration. When the operations became part of AbsolutAire in 1992, she joined the company to lead the accounting function.

Deb holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Accounting from Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC). She has also earned continuing education credits in various coursework at Western Michigan University.

Ana Martinez

Accounting Assistant

Ana Martinez joined AbsolutAire in 2021 and assumed the role of Accounting Assistant. In this position, she is responsible for invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and job costing. Ana also assists with the onboarding of new production employees, maintains personnel information records, helps with weekly payroll, and carries out other administrative accounting duties as needed.

Prior to joining AbsolutAire, Ana worked in Administration and Language Services for two years in a non-profit organization, and also worked in manufacturing as a summer student during her college years.

Ana graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Finance and Business Administration degree. She also completed the Community Interpretation course in 2019 and is certified to interpret in the medical field and in schools.