Professional headshot of MSU alumnus Ray Scott, president and CEO of Lear Corporation

Ray Scott, president and CEO of Lear Corporation

The annual Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership welcomes esteemed Broad College alumni back to their alma mater to speak on issues and topics in business that they’re passionate about.

Ray Scott (MBA ’02), president and CEO of Lear Corporation, will be the featured executive speaker at the 2020 Warrington Lecture on Nov. 5. Scott will join Dean Sanjay Gupta in a virtual “fireside chat” to discuss his response to COVID-19, the importance of ethics in leadership and success and what he sees for the future of the automotive industry.

Scott started his career at Lear in 1988 and has held various positions in program management and sales, rising through the Detroit-based automotive technology company. In 2011, he became president of the global seating division, where he was responsible for developing and leading global initiatives to grow and diversify sales, accelerate innovation efforts, improve financial results and sustain world-class competitiveness in the seating business.

As president and CEO of Lear today, Scott leads the strategic direction and operations of the company. Amid COVID-19, Lear has produced and donated thousands of protective masks for first responders to the Detroit Medical Center and City of Detroit. Scott also led the company to publish its Safe Work Playbook, which offers guidelines for factories to reopen safely and maintain safe working environments.

Scott serves on several boards across Michigan, including the Detroit Regional Partnership board, the Detroit Economic Club board, the Board of Trustees of Kettering University and the Broad College Alumni Board. He is also a member of the Business Leaders for Michigan.

The 2020 Warrington Lecture will take place virtually on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be an open and engaging opportunity for students and alumni to hear about Scott’s career path, issues and trends that he is facing now and, of course, his advice for tomorrow’s business leaders. Registration is available on the Broad College events page.