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.