CARL RAY POLK
Cell: (936) 635.5949
Office: (805) 965-5510
Carl Ray began his career with his family business Polk Oil Co., Inc., located in Lufkin, Texas and founded in 1937. Through his early career, Carl Ray ran a number of business units including lubricants distribution, convenience retailing, QSR management, and wholesale fuels distribution for Exxon, Mobil, and Texaco.
Carl Ray conducted a buyout of the family company, and later sold the company to Brookshire Brothers, LTD in 2007. Subsequent to the sale, Carl Ray served as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors.
He is the Past Board Chair of the Texas Petroleum Marketers Association, a member of Coca Cola’s National Retailers Council, served on several national committees for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and is Past Chairman of the Board of Lufkin’s Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed by Governor George W. Bush to the Angelina Neches River Authority where he served a six year term.
Carl Ray received his education from Kilgore College and The University of Texas-Austin, with additional studies in the Mergers and Acquisition Program through the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.