PelRay Sales Manager David McGee Retires after 35 years
Fri June 25, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Effective June 30, 2021, David McGee, sales manager for PelRay International will retire after 35 years with the company.
He was recruited by Ray LeBlanc in 1986, and he became the branch manager of Amex International's warehouse located in Laredo, Texas. When Amex's Laredo operations were relocated to San Antonio in 2007, McGee continued to work in sales and logistics for Amex alongside LeBlanc and Bart Pelton. In 2008, Amex International changed ownership and the name of the new company was crafted from parts of the original owners' names – and PelRay was born. David continued to work for PelRay International Co., LLC, expanding his role in sales and purchasing. In 2019, Brush Fibers, Inc. acquired PelRay International and recognized the value of that name, and simply branded it as PelRay International Company. Brush Fibers CEO Chris Monahan noted, "McGee, LeBlanc and Pelton provided a combination of industry knowledge and customer service that was recognized worldwide. We were glad that David could continue working for us."
As a division of Brush Fibers, PelRay was in a stronger position to offer their customers more product lines, Bart Pelton, president, said. "David continued to actively work in logistics, sales, and purchasing after the acquisition, and to be an important source of knowledge for training our new employees as well."
McGee is looking forward to spending more time with his family and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible in his retirement. "We wish David all the best and thank him for his loyalty to the company, through many changes," Pelton said.