Ray graduated from Lehigh with a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1969 and a MS in Management Science in 1971. He is retired from a 40 year career in Information Technology leadership. His last assignment was as Senior Vice President – Talent Management Solutions for the Bernard Hodes Group, which is part of Omnicom, a $16B marketing and media giant.
Prior to joining Hodes in 2008, Ray was an independent IT management consultant for 10 years. He specialized in aligning IT with business strategy, applications and infrastructure management best practices, and IT project excellence. In addition, he provided educational services to clients in areas such as project management, IT leadership, and executive education.
He had over 25 years of IT management experience, mostly with Air Products and Chemicals Inc, a global Fortune 250 manufacturer. His assignments included heading applications development, emerging technologies, and IT infrastructure services for the corporation. He served as CIO for a multi-billion dollar division of the company.
He was President of the Society for Information Management. SIM is the leading professional association for CIO’s and other key IT leaders with over 4000 members worldwide.
Ray is currently an Executive on Grounds for the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He was an Adjunct Professor for the MBA programs of Temple and Lehigh Universities, and has taught in the Wharton, MIT, Babson, UCLA, and UVA Executive Education programs.