Founder and President
A former Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) President and “Steel Man of the Year”, Ray has been involved in the steel industry since 1963. He founded Super Stud in 1973, and today the company manufactures a comprehensive range of steel framing components and accessories for commercial, institutional and residential construction applications. Ray has built Super Stud into a recognized industry leader in product innovation and “Customer First” service. He was an original member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Residential Advisory Group (RAG) and the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA). Ray is actively involved with several national and regional industry organizations, and frequently presents at their annual meetings and trade shows.
Vice President, COO
Ron joined Super Stud in 1990 and is the Chief Operating Officer. He has been a sales executive in the construction industry for more than 35 years, having worked in both manufacturing and distribution. He has served on the National Board of the Association of Steel Distributors since 2000, and is presently Vice President for the Eastern Region of the organization. Ron is well respected within both the steel framing and distribution industries, and together with Ray has been an integral part of growing Super Stud’s business over the past 20 years.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill joined Super Stud as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, followed by 22 years with Best Foods and Unilever in various financial management positions in both the U.S. and Europe. Bill subsequently worked with Masco Corporation as a divisional CFO for their Contractor Services group. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). Bill has been a licensed CPA since 1979 and received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
General Manager, Galaxy Metal Products
Rich brings more than 40 years in the manufacturing industry to his role as General Manager of Galaxy Metal Products. His diverse background in manufacturing encompasses all aspects of operations, planning and design, sales and marketing, and distribution. With Galaxy, Rich oversees the implementation of the day-to-day strategic operations on the manufacturing floor. He also manages upcoming and ongoing commercial projects involving Galaxy products, as well as developing construction opportunities.
General Manager, energex® Systems
Ed has been involved in the coatings industry for more than 25 years. Prior to his role as General Manager of energex®, he worked in the company’s sales division and then oversaw management of the plant. His well-rounded experience has helped energex® become a leader in the EIFS industry.
P.E, LEED A.P.
Don Allen is an internationally known expert on cold-formed steel (CFS) structural design. In the last three years he has given presentations on steel design on four continents, and is the 2013 recipient of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Distinguished Service award. As Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Allen is involved with hundreds of CFS projects each year. Before his current job, Allen spent almost 9 years serving concurrently as Technical Director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance, and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. With a special interest in the structural role of materials in sustainable construction, Allen is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Committee on Sustainability, the ASCE SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel, and is chairman of the General Provisions subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Framing Standards. Allen has given presentations on steel throughout North America, as well as China, Colombia, Egypt, South Africa, and Hawaii. He was instrumental in the recent development of the SSMA Code Compliance Certification program, and chairs the education Task Group of the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia Structural Engineers’ Emergency Response committee. Allen currently oversees the engineering department for Super Stud Building Products, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.