Ray Evans has over 44 years’ experience in the tire industry, half of which was with BF Goodrich in key technical, marketing, and sales positions followed by 10 years with Continental General.

His last experience was with Titan International where he was Executive Vice President of Engineering, Marketing, and Sales. He continues as a consultant for Titan.

Ray recently served as Chairman for the 2010 & 2012 ITEC [International Tire Exhibition & Conference] in Cleveland with over 3000 attendees from the US and foreign countries attending.

For the last three years, he has served on the Penn State IPAC [Industrial and Professional Advisory Council] for the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and served as chairman in 2012.

He has made numerous presentations at conventions, tire dealer meetings, Clemson Tire Conferences, and the Frost and Sullivan Symposium in New York.

He is the immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees for the Akron Area YMCA, a Trustee for the Stow CIC [Community Improvement Corporation], and on the Kent State Business Advisory Council. While there he helped to establish the award-winning program on Entrepreneurship.

Ray graduated from Penn State in Agricultural Engineering, served in the US Navy, and later received his MBA from Kent State University.

Ray and his wife Jan reside in Stow, Ohio.