About Ray Wolff
A proven business leader, engineer, web entrepreneur and innovator.
As the internet began to take off in the early 2000’s Ray decided to build an internet e-commerce website from the ground up. Teaching himself all facets of internet computer programming, online marketing and online customer support, his company HotSnapZ.com has now become the online leader in the sales of reusable hand warmers and heating pads. Now in business for its 11th year, HotSnapZ.com has built a reputation for excellence in service and support.
With a warehouse facility in La Porte, IN, HotSnapZ ships product around the world. HotSnapZ continues to bring heat to those who need it most and has engaged children with science and chemistry across the globe. When HotSnapZ was created, Ray never imagined the number of people that such a novel product would touch and improve their quality of life.
After receiving a B.S. in Macromolecular Science Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), Ray has over 25 years of involvement in all facets of manufacturing, product development, R&D, management, production and now consulting services.
Over the years Ray has grown into one of the world’s top experienced authorities in the field of pultrusion composites processing and manufacturing. His expertise and experience in business and manufacturing has provided Ray the opportunity to participate in business around the world. From Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, France, England, Spain, Canada, and all across the United States Ray has been a part of business on a global level. This brings an insight and knowledge that will benefit La Porte County and his role as your County Council Member.
During his manufacturing career, Ray helped to launch new businesses and developed new products and technologies. His development of a new pultrusion technique paved the way for new products and markets. Some of this work was presented at the Composites 2011 Exhibition trade show in Ft. Lauderdale. (link)
Life in LaPorte:
Ray moved from South Bend, IN to La Porte in 2007 and later moved his business HotSnapZ the following year. The first several years were spent building HotSnapZ into the top online retailer of reusable hand warmers and heating pads. Now in it’s 11th year, HotSnapZ products continue to bring warmth and relief to people worldwide.
Ray is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership LaPorte County program, which spanned 9 months and provided a wealth of knowledge and understanding of La Porte County and its government.
Ray has also been active in the Libertarian Party of La Porte County and currently holds the position of Chairman. Over the years, Ray has helped three US Congressional candidates with their campaigns and also works to build local political awareness and involvement. Ray was a 2011 nominee for the Libertarian Party of Indiana’s Dr. Barbara Bourland Light of Liberty Award.
During his earlier years, while living in Cleveland, OH, Ray was involved in the Cleveland Jaycees where he was chairman for the 2nd Annual Cleveland Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Run.
Ray enjoys kayaking, archery, shooting sports, mountain biking, creating music, travel, online research and wrestling bears.
Ray Wolff for La Porte County Council – District 4