Experience

RayWolff-Comp3-1aWe believe that Ray Wolff’s experience, knowledge and insight make him the most qualified candidate to serve as your County Council member for La Porte County District 4.  La Porte is truly in need of a council member that is experienced, yet independent of the current council membership.  Ray brings an innovative and fresh approach to any and all challenges.

To paint a better picture of Ray’s knowledge and experience here is Ray’s career highlights and accomplishments:

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

HotSnapZ.com, La Porte, Indiana  2002 to Present
President – Online sales leader of reusable hand warmers and heat packs – Sold & Shipped Worldwide

  • Develop website, online advertising and marketing efforts.
  • Develop nationwide dealer/distributor program.
  • Implement network software solutions to handle order processing, shipping and customer feedback.

Stratikore, Inc. Consulting Services La Porte, Indiana  2002 to Present
President

  • Develop continuous fiber thermoplastic composite technology
  • Provide composite engineering consulting services- Specializing in pultrusion composite manufacturing
  • Provide Inventor support services – Product design, development, sourcing, e-commerce and marketing.
  • Consulting includes work in U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and France

Polygon Company, Walkerton, Indiana 1997-2002
CFT Product Manager- Product Development Manager

  • Developed continuous fiber thermoplastic (CFT) process
  • Provided technical sales support for new customer and product development utilizing CFT materials
  • Implemented thermoplastic coextrusion process and online decorative effects
  • First CFT commercialization project increased company sales by over 20%
  • Developed of new  bearing materials to compliment existing bearing product line

Engineering Manager

  • Oversaw of engineering department, analytical and product testing lab
  • Developed multi-lumen pultrusion technology, for medical tubing products
  • Developed of pultrusion training material and standards

Comfort Line Windows & American Pultrusions, Inc., Toledo, Ohio 1993 to 1997
Vice President – Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Supervised 14 employees and on the job training for pultrusion and paint production departments
  • Quality Control, SPC, initiating process improvements
  • Assembled labor, production inventory, raw material issue and finished goods reports
  • Instituted inventory, time and cost controls
  • Scheduled pultrusion lineal and paint production
  • Provided technical support for all current and potential clients

Accomplishments:
•Completed start-up of pultrusion manufacturing operations: acquisition of all equipment, dies, tooling, EPA permits, personnel
• Window profiles received “Best of Category Award”: Construction, 1995 SPI Conference (ICE)

PTI a.k.a. Pultrusion Technology, Inc. Twinsburg, Ohio 1991-9/1993
Process Engineer

  • Responsible for new customer process start-ups and equipment installations.
  • Installations/start-ups performed in Japan, S. Korea, China and throughout the U.S.
  • Taught pultrusion quality control segment of company Pultrusion Seminars.

Omega Pultrusions Inc., (formally Dexter Pultrusions, Inc.), Aurora, Ohio 1989 to 1991
Project Engineer

  • Instituted improvements to process and production procedures that improved company performance and costs.
  • Improved raw material evaluations, resin testing, quotation process, adhesive materials and reverse engineering techniques.

Various Supervisor Positions – Production Lines, Resin and Mat Slitter, Tooling Area

  • Increased department production by 20%
  • Improved utilization and tooling turn-around times.

Accomplishments:

  • Developed in-house low profile additive production development of new process created $5,000/month savings
  • T.Q.M.S. (Total Quality Management Systems) – Team Member -Implementation of vendor audits and recognition program
  • Project Engineer Team Leader – Various new product launch teams

Engelhard Corp., a.k.a. Harshaw/Filtrol, Cleveland, OH 1987 to 1989
Production Supervisor / Development Engineer, R&D

Overall responsibility for 3 shifts which included the following:

  • Supervised 30 employees and on the job training. Oversaw overtime, distribution, union matters and disciplinary action
  • Quality Control, SPC, initiating process improvements
  • Reported on labor, production inventory, raw material issue and finished goods, work assignments and production.
  • Provided input on process improvements, maintenance programs and engineering projects
  • Managed inventory controls – Time and cost controls

Accomplishments:
• Increased company profits through wise purchasing of raw materials and accurate forecasting