Ray Betler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wabtec Corporation, and also serves on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Ray started his career as a design engineer for Westinghouse, and he became the youngest President and CEO in the 120-year history of the company. He served with the same company under different ownership and corporate structures for 30 years. The company evolved from Westinghouse to AEG Transportation, ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Adtranz) and finally Bombardier Transportation. Ray not only led the worldwide Total Transit Systems business, headquartered in Pittsburgh, he also lived and worked for two years in the United Kingdom to lead Bombardier’s London Underground Division, a $7.5 billion business, and the largest transportation industry public private partnership effort in the world. He joined Wabtec in 2008 as Group Executive Transit and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
A native of Pittsburgh, Ray holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics as well as a degree in Administration/Management Science, both from Carnegie Mellon University. He has attended graduate classes at Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh. He has certificates from the Executive Development Program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Finance for Executives Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.