logo logo

Ray C. Robbins

Ray C. Robbins was American manufacturing executive.

Background

  • Robbins, Ray C. was born on September 15, 1920 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (Field) Robbins.

  • Career

    • With Lennox International Inc. (formerly Lennox Company), 1940-1948. Assistant sales manager Lennox Industries Inc., Syracuse, 1948-1952, general manager new factory and sales office, Toronto, Canada, 1952-1967.

      Director Lennox Canada and Timeplan Finance Company Ltd., 1953-1965. President Lennox Canada, 1965-1969, chairman board, 1976-1992. Executive vice president Lennox International Inc., 1969-1970, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1970-1977, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1977-1980, chairman board, 1980-1991, chairman emeritus, since 1991.

      Board directors Lennox International, First Interstate of Iowa, Inc., Hawkeye Security Insurance Company, Des Moines, Finance Security Group, Inc., Des Moines, Q-Dot, Garland, Texas. President, founder, board directors Executive Institute, Inc., Dallas, since 1983. Consultant International Executive Service Corporation, since 1992, board advisory, since 1993.

    Membership

    Board directors Metro Toronto Big Brothers, 1964-1969, Queensway General Hospital, 1957-1969, Texx Foundation, 1979-1981, Business Industry Political Action Committee. Board governors, member executive committee Iowa College Foundation, 1975-1978. Vice president, member executive board Mid-Iowa County Boy Scouts American, 1972-1978.

    Member President' Physical Fitness Council, from 1979. Executive board Circle 10 council Boy Scouts American, from 1979. Member Dallas Citizens Council.

    Board of governors National Women's Economic Alliance Foundation. Board directors North Texas Commission. Fellow Legacy for Public Opinion, since 2001.

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945, PTO. Member American Society of Heating (life), American Refrigeration Institute (board directors 1973-1974, 78, life from 1979, vice president 1975-1976, chairman 1977), National Association of Manufacturers (board directors 1974-1975, director at large 1976, director State of Iowa 1977-1978, director State of Texas 1979-1992), National Management Association (executive advisory committee 1979-1992), Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (past board directors), Canada Gas Association (president), Canada Manufacturing Association (chairman Toronto district), United States Chamber of Commerce (Canada-United States section), Business-Industry Political Action Committee (board directors 1991). Clubs: Park Center, Landmark Athletic, Cooper Fitness Center (Dallas). Canyon Creek Country (Richardson, Texas).

    Connections

    • Children: Sandra Robbins Jannetta, Ray Charles Junior, Eric L.
    See on larger map
    Born September 15, 1920
    • 1940 - 1948
      With Lennox Intern, ational Incorporated (formerly Lennox Company)
    • 1948 - 1952
      assistant sales manager, Lennox Industries Incorporated
      Syracuse, New York, United States
    • 1953 - 1965
      director, Lennox Canada and Timeplan Finance Company Limited
    • show more ...