TULSA, Okla. -- RL Hudson & Company announced today that Ray Podesta has joined the company as Executive Director of Engineering, Product and Material Technology.
Podesta has nearly 40 years experience in engineering and material technology. He most recently worked for Johnson Rubber Company where, over the course of 17 years, he held responsibility for materials and process development, product and material testing, quality, manufacturing engineering and product design. He came to Johnson Rubber from Lord Corporation, where he led design and development of fluid and conventional vibration isolators, water pump impellers and couplings for the automotive, off-highway, truck/bus and recreational marine markets.
“We’re very pleased to add Ray to our already strong engineering and material technology teams. His industry expertise, business acumen and leadership skills will be instrumental as we continue to optimize the services we provide to our customers,” said Rick Hudson, president and chief executive officer.