Ray is passionate about teaching/training. Inspired by his desire to train and seek breakthrough improvements, Ray founded Definity Partners (formerly Midwest Manufacturing Solutions) in 1996. Definity was acquired by Clark Schaefer Hackett in 2018.
Ray is also an accomplished author, having written his first book in March 2013, The Fearless Front Line: The Key to Liberating Leaders to Improve and Grow Their Business. His book was updated and reprinted under the title Run Improve Grow, which defines his proven method of creating organizational excellence by developing people and driving improvement.
Ray has extensive experience across functional areas and industries serving as an industrial engineer, project manager, director of operations and entrepreneur. Since founding Definity Partners, Ray has started, acquired or invested in 16 other businesses, from manufacturing to publishing to e-commerce.
At each point in his career Ray has been focused on transformation, from transforming systems and processes at UPS with the growth of their overnight delivery, to transforming organizational culture to be effective and competitive with Johnson & Johnson as they transitioned into the endoscopic market.
As Ray works with companies today, he brings his own unique brand of consulting and education, emphasizing fearlessness throughout the front line while empowering all leaders to focus on improvement and growth.