Raymond “Ray” Rhees, Executive Vice President for Oldcastle Building Solutions, has held a long and dedicated career in the building materials and construction industry. He is currently focused on growing business opportunities across Oldcastle, Inc. and has a special appointment to lead efforts with the ACE Mentor program to support and develop future professionals in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields.
Ray began his career in 1968 with Utah Concrete Products as an inside sales and transportation manager. The company was later renamed AMCOR, and in 1978 AMCOR was acquired by Oldcastle, the U.S. operations of CRH, plc out of Dublin, Ireland, marking the first acquisition for the company in the U.S. After the acquisition, Ray worked as a regional sales manager, and in 1979 was named general manager of the corrugated steel pipe operation in Salt Lake City, UT. In 1981, he became the general manager of the Utah concrete and corrugated steel products division.
In 1991, Ray moved to Denver, CO to be the Central Region President for the Oldcastle Precast group to manage the precast operations in Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. In 2009, the company formed a new group focused on marketing, managing national accounts, and new product development, and Ray was named President. In 2015, Ray moved from the Oldcastle Precast group to Oldcastle Building Solutions and currently serves as Executive Vice President.
Throughout his career, Ray has held leadership positions in a number of professional associations, including being President of the Rocky Mountain Corrugated Steel Pipe Association, President of the Mountain States Concrete Pipe Association, serving on the American Concrete Pipe Association Safety, Manufacturing, and Quality committees, and serving as Chairman of the Board for the American Concrete Pipe Association from 2002-2003. In 2015, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Concrete Pipe Association, honoring his commitment to the organization and the industry.
Outside of work, Ray has also served as a city councilman from 1974-1977 and volunteered for youth football, basketball, and softball programs as a coach. Ray attended Weber State University and the University of Phoenix and is a master graduate of Rapport Leadership International.
Ray has been married to his wife, Vickie, for 49 years, and they have four children, Alison, Brian, Jason, and Tiffani, and 11 grandchildren. Ray and Vickie live in St. George, Utah, and he enjoys spending his time outdoors playing golf, hunting, and fishing, ATV trail riding, camping, riding horses, and driving fast cars. He’s also an avid fan of Denver Broncos and Ole Miss Football and all of the activities and sports his grandchildren play.