Ray Mantha, P. Eng.
Ray Mantha has had a distinguished career as an engineer and a generous volunteer. He has been with Ontario Ministry of Transportation for 28 years and has worked in both the head office and field operations environments; in Engineering, Construction and Maintenance.
In 2004, he became Chief Engineer for the Ministry, with responsibility for a broad range of policy, standard and procedure development for Ontario’s roadways.
In 2005 Ray Mantha became the Executive Director, Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group, a newly created MTO group dedicated to implement all transportation initiatives at Windsor Gateway, including the new Windsor-Detroit crossing, bi-national relationships, and Windsor/Essex gateway projects
Mr. Mantha was appointed to a new position as Executive Director, Provincial Highways Management Division in 2006
He is responsible for the development of policies and standards associated with the management of the province’s highway network. This includes investment planning and strategies, contract management and operational issues, and standards related to the design, construction and maintenance of highways.
Ray continues to be very involved in community development.
He was elected to the national board of the YMCA in 1995, to serve as Chair from 1999 to 2002. Internationally, Ray has served as Canada’s representative on the World Alliance of YMCA Executive Committee.
Recently, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) honoured Ray Mantha with a Meritorious Service Award for Community Service, which highlights engineering excellence as well as contributions to the profession, community, and to the safety and well-being of citizens.
Ray is also a long-time Rotary member, serving as President of the North Bay Rotary Club, and an active participant in the North Bay chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He has also won PEO's Citizenship Award for contributions to the engineering and cultural communities in North Bay.