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Manufacturing company executive

Ray Charles Robbins, American Manufacturing company executive.


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


With, Lennox International Inc. (formerly Lennox Furnace Company), 1940-1948;assistant sales manager, Lennox Industries Inc. (formerly Lennox Furnace Company), Syracuse, 1948-1952;general manager new factory and sales office,, Lennox Industries, Inc.

(formerly Lennox Furnace Company), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1952-1967;director, Lennox Canada and Timeplan Finance Company Ltd., 1953-1965;president, Lennox Canada, 1965-1969;executive vice president, Lennox-Worldwide, 1969-1970;president, Chief Executive Officer, Lennox-Worldwide, 1970-1977;Chairman of the Board, Lennox Canada, 1976-1992;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Lennox Industries Inc., 1977-1980;Chairman of the Board, Lennox Industries Inc., 1980-1991;chairman emeritus, Lennox Industries Inc., 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.

Board advisor International Executive Svc. Corporation, since 1993.


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).


Children: Sandra Robbins Jannetta, Ray Charles Junior, Eric L.

Frederick Robbins

Mary Elizabeth (Field) Robbins

Sandra Robbins Jannetta Robbins

Ray Charles Junior Robbins

Eric L. Robbins