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Ray Hufnagel

NARS Secretary

Plastic Express

President & CEO

Sponsorship Committee

About Ray Hufnagel

Ray is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Plastic Express, which is a global logistics company that specializes in Bulk Trucking, Warehousing, Packaging, Transload and port Drayage.  Ray has been with Plastic Express since 2001 and has held numerous Operational and Sales positions prior to assuming the President’s job in 2008.

Plastic Express is headquartered in City of Industry, California.  Plastic Express Operates and Manages 46 Bulk Rail Terminals with over 9,000 railcars spots and 24 Warehouses with over 3.5 Million Square Feet across the country.  Plastic Express is an asset based company and employs over 600 employees across 16 states.  Plastic Express is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Prior to coming to Plastic Express Ray served 10 years as an Officer and Carrier Aviator in the United States Navy.  He held positions in Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Standardization.  He served in two carrier battle groups and flew in support of Operation Southern Watch and Desert Fox.  His last tour he served as an instructor at the Fleet Replacement Squadron.

Ray graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics and has an MBA from The University of Southern California.  He is married to Jennifer Hufnagel and together they have two boys, Raymond and Davis.

Ray is the President of Southwest Association or Railshippers (SWARS). He also serves as a committee member for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation Charity. He is a past board member of the BNSF Customer Advisory Board, the California Extruders and Film association, The Western Plastics Association and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.  In 2016, he was awarded the SWARS “Person of the Year”.

Outside of work, Ray enjoys Triathlons, Marathons, Surfing, Fishing and Golf.

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