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Ray Scarpelli Jr.

January 1, 2018

President and Dealer Principal, Ray Chevrolet, Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram – Business Partner in Raymond Chevrolet and KIA

Raymond Scarpelli, Jr. is the President and Dealer Principal of Ray Chevrolet and Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram in Fox Lake, Illinois. He also is a business partner for Raymond Chevrolet and KIA in Antioch, Illinois. He is an award-winning second-generation automobile dealer and entrepreneur.

Ray earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University, majoring in marketing and management and minoring in accounting. He was named one of Northwood’s Top Five Automotive students, was a Disney Academy graduate, and was listed among the “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” in 1984.

Ray Chevrolet was established in 1991 by Ray and his father, Ray Sr., beginning with a two-car showroom and about 20 employees. The organization now consists of two stores and employs more than 200 people.

In 2013 and again in 2017, Ray was recognized with the Chevrolet Dealer of the Year Award, GM’s highest and most distinguished award given to a Chevrolet dealer. For six consecutive years he has also received the Chevrolet Mark of Excellence Dealer award. In 2016 General Motors named Ray Chevrolet its No. 1 Business Elite dealer in the nation.

Ray is the current chairman of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), co-chairman of the Chicago Auto Show, and will assume the chairman role in 2019. He was also elected to the Chevrolet National Dealer Council for the north central region, which reviews Chevrolet dealer policies and provides dealer perspective nationally.

Ray’s philanthropic work has extended to every corner of his community. Ray and his family support and sponsor a number of organizations including the Big Play Program, which has donated over $250,000 to local high schools thus far. In addition, he supports numerous food drives for local shelters and has helped Catholic Charities raise more than $62,000. For the past three years, Ray hosted a Christmas party for the neediest children in the area known as the “Ray Holiday Party.” This party not only provides toys for needy children in the community, but they also go on a shopping spree with the Fox Lake Police and Fire Department. He also has been instrumental in developing “BBQ for the troops,” an annual event organizing Chicagoland dealers to participate for the USO. This fundraiser supports families of fallen soldiers and soldiers in need of assistance. Thus far his dealership alone has raised over $60,000 for military families for the USO.

Ray and his wife Lisa have two children, Ray and Samantha. Their son Ray is now working alongside his father, a third generation Scarpelli carrying on the automobile business. They reside in Libertyville, Illinois.