Butch Ray leads Stella Maris’ multi-disciplined team with core-based values of integrity, hard work, innovation, dedication and commitment to excellence. With broad domestic and international experience of operational, technical and innovative aspects of the business, Butch led the global engineering and manufacturing company to experience a 164% growth in just one year. He is an effective leader with a proven track record of leveraging technology and innovation to achieve maximum results.
Butch has more than 20 years of progressive career movement encompassing operations management, global supply chain and logistics, health safety and environmental (HSE) management and business process management. He directed a skilled team in the development of a stand-alone HSE group. He has developed talent in the design, fabrication and installation of electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems. He has successfully negotiated contracts worth several millions of dollars and negotiated (2) $200,000+ grants for the safety and skills-based training of company employees. Butch has continually demonstrated an innate ability to effectively develop and rally teams, manage for performance-driven results and lead by example.
In 2005, Butch joined forces with Paul Stutes to turn a collective vision into reality – actively impacting the oil & gas industry with the formation of Stella Maris. He oversees all aspects of the company’s operations to design and build safe, user-friendly hydraulic power and control systems that exceed client expectations and industry standards, while simultaneously establishing competitive business advantages with ultimate success for all parties.