During his 20+ years with Motorola, Ray held management positions in the Engineering Department. As Vice President and Director of R&D for the Government Electronics Group, Ray introduced "Design for Manufacturability" which helped reduce quality defects by 2000 times. Under direction of the Motorola CEO, he formed the Motorola Corporate Engineering Council and chaired it for 2 years. Under his direction, the Council developed a "Product Development Institute" for use in training 10,000 engineers worldwide and an Assessment used to measure, evaluate and improve all Engineering in the Corporation.
Ray next accepted an assignment as Vice President and Director of the Western Region of Motorola University. Twenty thousand employees, suppliers, and customers were trained annually. The new Motorola University West Training Facility was built. He was Quality Director for Motorola University worldwide. And through enhanced services to businesses developing course design, new semiconductor technology and Innovation in Product Development courses, there was a 30% increase in training.
While Vice President of the Technical Staff, Space and Systems Technology Group, Ray coordinated regulatory requirements with design teams and gave 75 technology briefings to customers and regulators worldwide on wide-band satellite commun-ications. In addition, he championed several projects that led to creation of the new Systems Solution Division; and was technology lead for the Motorola Celestri project at the World Radio Conference at which international regulatory agreements were obtained enabling the project and merging it with Teledesic.