Ray has broad experience in technology innovation, and strategic and operational management of advanced engineering and technology programs. He has held various leadership roles, including that of president of Thornton Tomasetti, and president and CEO of Weidlinger Associates, which merged with Thornton Tomasetti in 2015. Prior to his election as Weidlinger’s president in 2006, Ray was director of the firm’s Applied Science division. As such, he oversaw all of the firm’s advanced analysis and technology initiatives. He was a founder of TTWiiN, an innovation accelerator that commercializes technology spun off from Thornton Tomasetti. He serves on the boards of three of the spin-offs OnScale, Hummingbird Kinetics, and T2D2.ai. OnScale was acquired by Ansys in April 2022.
Ray is a native New Yorker and earned BS, MS, and EngScD degrees from Columbia University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Industry Leaders Council and is past chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. Ray is committed to science and engineering education in America and is a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Visitors at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of Columbia’s Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.