Gerald L. Ray

Mr. Ray has a varied and distinguished career in the glass industry beginning with a variety of positions in the flat and automotive glass segments. His career began with Libbey Owens Ford (LOF, now Pilkington NA) as Regional Manager for Automotive Glass. He later became Regional Vice President of Solaglas International, a South African-based manufacturer/distributor of automotive glass. He was co-owner of Western Windshields, a distribution company where he focused on expansion and improving the profit performance of the company. Western was successfully sold to PPG Industries in 1992. Mr. Ray then cofounded and was Managing Partner of Elite Auto Glass/Glaspro, a retail automotive glass business. The business became widely regarded as one of the most successful retail auto glass operations in the US successfully sold to Belron, the world’s largest retail auto glass company. In 2006 Mr. Ray founded Pacific Fabrication and Distribution, a business formed to distribute glass products to the heavy truck segment and successfully sold it to Orion in 2010. Mr. Ray is a founder and Managing Partner of LRST, LLC.