James Ray

by Justin Cates
James Ray
President & Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Vehicle Group

James Ray is President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG). In this role, Ray oversees the daily operations, strategy, growth and administrative activities. He has 35+ years of global and broad-based experience in many of CVG’s key end markets, including electrical systems.

Ray served as President, Engineered Fastening at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. where he held various global industrial P&L and operational leadership roles, from 2013-2020.

Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Ray spent more than 25 years in global P&L and engineering leadership roles at TE Connectivity, Delphi, and General Motors.

Ray served on CVG’s Board of Directors as an independent director from 2020-2023, and currently serves as a non-independent director. He also serves as an independent director on the Board of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., and previously served on the Boards of Leslie’s, Inc. and RR Donnelley. He has also provided consulting services to Fortune 100 companies and private equity portfolio companies.

Ray earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Howard University and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.

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