Ray is the previous owner of Sunbelt/Atlanta where he closed approximately 200 privately held businesses over a seventeen year period. He is remaining active as a broker specializing in selective engagements for previous seller clients and buyers of companies that he represented in the past or other companies in his specialized field of manufacturing; distribution and service companies. He is a diversified Cash Flow Specialist (DCFS) as certified by the American Cash Flow Association and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia.
Ray was Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1965 to 1985 of Xomox Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, a $100 million division of Emerson Electric and manufacturer of industrial flow control equipment. He traveled extensively throughout North America and the world in this position. In 1985 he left Xomox Corporation to start his own manufacturing company of industrial products, which after one merger, a subsequent buy-back and relocation to Atlanta, he sold to Tyco International in 1991. After the sale, he stayed on with Tyco for a five-year period to assist with further engineering development, manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Ray, while owner of Sunbelt/Atlanta also purchased one of his own listings, Master Stone Crafters in 1998 which was a granite/quartz manufacturing company that he operated under a general manager. He subsequently purchased two other of his own listings in 2012 being another granite/quartz fabrication company, Castech and a molded marble company, Synmar, a cast marble manufacturing company of custom designed bathtubs and showers. He then merged the Master Stone Crafter operation with Castech and these combined companies are operated under on-site general managers with Ray guiding on-going development.
Ray has in-depth experience in all facets of business including general management, P&L responsibility, engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, as well as the valuation process to determine fair market value of businesses and facilitating financing for buyers. He also has extensive knowledge in all business sectors with particular expertise in manufacturing, distribution and service companies.