This month’s employee spotlight features Ray Brougham, the President & CEO, and Founder of Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd. Ray is a UVic Alumni with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has over 20 years of experience managing projects, working with clients, and leading a team.
What do you do at Rainhouse?
I work on the company’s future ensuring that every endeavour we undertake aligns with our core values and aspirations.
What do you enjoy most about working at Rainhouse?
New challenges to overcome every day. I like the diversity of work we do.
What is your favourite aspect of machine manufacturing?
Oh wow, where do I start?! I just love the process of manufacturing. Our organization is like a master chef team creating a delicate soufflé. Instead of a delicious dessert, you get a beautifully crafted machine or component that can help our customers succeed. There’s just something undeniably satisfying about seeing all the components come together like a puzzle. Long story short, manufacturing is incredibly satisfying to me especially when I see my customers smile when we deliver!
How many projects have you participated in?
Whew, too many to count. One thing is for sure, they always seem simple at first.
What project has been your favourite so far? Why?
My favourite project so far has been working with our first customer, Redlen Technologies for over 20 years. Exciting to have been part of building a pilot, then a commercial gamma ray and x-ray semiconductor plant. Recently Redlen Technologies was bought by Cannon for ~400M USD. This all-encompassing development process built the foundation of Rainhouse.
What is something most people do not know about you?
I have a commercial pilot’s license and I almost chose this as a career.
What is the ONE THING you cannot live without?
Coffee – I love coffee.