Ray Ritter is a CEO experienced in developing and executing high-growth and restructuring plans that drive profits for high-tech and high-tech manufacturing companies. He has held senior executive roles in sales, marketing and operations for small-medium size companies in manufacturing automation, nanotechnology and semiconductor technologies. Currently, Ray advises technology company owners and CEOs as President of Lighthouse Strategix. Ray has mentored at MIT, WPI, BU and the Cleantech Open and is currently active on the Board of Directors of StannTron, Inc. and SBANE’s Advance Manufacturing Committee.
At Lighthouse Strategix Ray leverages his track record of growing and restructuring technology companies to assist clients in the execution of their growth plans. Ray also writes and presents on small-medium company growth topics. His two whitepapers can be found at: www.linkedin.com/companies/lighthouse-strategix.
Most recently Ray was the CEO of McClellan Automation Systems, a provider of advance manufacturing and automation systems for healthcare and consumer markets. Hired to lead the restructuring after the completion of a 2-year $100M contract, Ray reduced the workforce 80% and fixed expenses by 85% per month before winding down operations in August 2015.
Prior to McClellan Automation Systems, Ray was the President of Cambridge NanoTech, a supplier of Atomic Layer Deposition laboratory and manufacturing equipment. Ray led six years of high growth achieving a combined $35M in revenue with EBITDA of $2.2M for years 2010-2011 and Inc 5000 Top-50 ranking 2009-2011 prior to its sale in December 2012.
Previously, Ray held numerous sales roles; Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BlueShift Technologies, a venture-backed startup in the semiconductor automation market, Director of Business Development at Brooks Automation (also a semiconductor automation systems provider), and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CCS Technologies (acquired by Brooks Automation) a provider of equipment test solutions.
Earlier, Ray spent ten years in sales/marketing management, and eight years in scientific research at Princeton Plasma Physics Labs where he authored ten technical review papers.
Ray has an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. from Rutgers University. Ray has one U.S. patent.