Ray, an active amateur since 1933, is Chairman of the Marconi Foundation, USA, Inc. and the US National Marconi Musuem in Bedford, NH. Previously, from 1940 to 1970 (except for WWII active duty), Ray worked with General Electric Company retiring as Manager of Product Planning of the Communicatation Products Division at Lynchburg, VA. Ray joined GE at Schenectady, NY in 1940, first in the Aircraft Department and later following his WWII active duty, joined the Aviation and Ordnance Deptartment in 1945 as Project Engineer responsible for the assembly and launching of captured German V-2 Rockets at White Sands Proving Grounds, NM. At the conclusion of the V-2 program in 1954, Ray joined the GE Communications Division as District Engineer then as New England Manager. Ray later returned to Lynchburg to assume the role of Manager, Product Planning of Two-Way Radio and Microwave communications equipment.
A few awards received by Ray include the General Electric Company "President Philip D. Reed Award", the Batcher Memorial Award from the Radio Club of America and the Marconi Gold Medal of Achievement Award from the Veterans Wireless Operators Ass'n.
Ray is a Registered Professional Engineer, first in Massachusetts then New Hampshire in 1960 and 1961 respectively.
12 May, 2004