Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] announced that James R. Ray Jr. has been named to the company’s Board of Directors, effective February 14, 2022. He will serve on the Compensation Committee and the Risk Committee.
Ray has 25 years of senior executive experience in global manufacturing, strategy development, and business transformation.
“We are pleased to welcome James Ray to Spirit’s Board of Directors,” said Spirit AeroSystems Board Chair Robert Johnson. “His experience in global manufacturing and operations brings additional strength to the Board as Spirit executes a strategy to grow across Commercial, Defense & Space, and Aftermarket segments. We look forward to his leadership and contributions.”
Ray retired from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in November 2020 as President, Global Engineered Fastening Business Unit. He Joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2013 as President – Industrial and Automotive Repair NA and held a number of senior executive roles at the company. In addition, Ray served in leadership roles for TE Connectivity, Inc., Delphi Corp. and General Motors.
Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a master of science in manufacturing management from Kettering University. Ray completed the Rock Center for Corporate Governance Directors College at Stanford University and has attended executive development programs in Global Enterprise Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and the Strategies for Creating Shareholder Value at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.