Ray Hayward is the Operations Manager for Cedar Hill, TX.
Ray is no stranger to steel, having worked for another Reliance Family Company for several years prior to coming over to Delta. His experience also spans into the flat rolled side of the business driving yard trucks, operating overhead cranes, running saws and fulfilling orders. Ray was looking for something more stable and that could offer him piece of mind and longevity as a career choice. Ray began his career with Delta Steel in September of 2019 as a Lead man on 3rd shift which quickly turned into Shift Supervisor only a month later.
Career Growth at Delta Steel
Delta Steel – Cedar Hill and Ray have grown side-by-side over the last few years. The facility has enjoyed a new office renovation and new equipment additions. “Cedar Hill has the newest and most advanced cutting laser out of all of the Delta locations and our maintenance crew has done and outstanding job keeping us running smoothly” The safety program at Delta has enjoyed a lot of success as well. With daily meetings with the shift supervisors and other department managers, Cedar Hill is safe environment for everyone that walks through our doors.
“I want to be as safe as possible and you to go home the same way you showed up for work that day!”
Current Day-to-day as Operations Manager
When asked what his aspirations and goals are Ray responds that he wants “us to be more profitable and do it safely.” Ray is invested in the success of not only Cedar Hill but also the people that work for him at the facility. He looks to cultivate a professional workplace where he can facilitate the advancement of his staff. Ray wants an environment that creates an open and collaborative dialog between all departments for the betterment of everyone in Cedar Hill. “I want to be the guy that makes Cedar Hill the place that people want to work at.”
He notes that being the Operations Manager allows him to think creatively, be tempered, calculate his moves and accomplish his goals. He has learned how to work in a collaborative environment that isn’t stagnant and always offers challenges. “Everyday is different and I like that!”
Ray is a movie fan and enjoys watching the Marvel and DC Comic flicks with his family in his spare time. He also loves being able to put extra time into his home and schedule trips with his family.
“Communication is Key”
Congratulations Ray! We look forward to all the amazing things you will do in your role and look forward to a future with you at Delta Steel, Inc!