Our team owes a lot to Garrett Ray. Not only does he excel at his position as VP of Operations, leading our manufacturing and production teams in Fairfield, AL, Garrett also served our country for 4 years as a Naval Officer, preparing sailors to go to war to protect and fight for our country’s freedom.
Following his time in the US Navy, Garrett worked at Celgard for 6 years as a Production Manager before joining Tesla as the first Production Manager for the Model 3 battery powertrain production line. Over the course of 18 months, Garrett helped scale production from approximately 30 cars per week to more than 6,000 cars per week, managing a team that grew from 60 to over 900 people.
Garrett earned a BS in Civil Engineering from The Citadel and an MBA from Wake Forest University. When not at our manufacturing facility, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, exploring the outdoors and staying active. His latest hobby has him spending time on the water, so look for him at the Birmingham Rowing Club.