Ray Kuntz serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Watkins Shepard Trucking Company in Helena, Montana. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall business operations of the company, providing directions for daily operations to include marketing, sales and budgeting as well as policy administration. Watkins Shepard Trucking is a nationwide trucking company with terminals in 16 states and over $150 million in revenue per year. Kuntz began his association with Watkins Shepard Trucking in 1986, but began his business career with a furniture store while still attending college. In this capacity, he was involved in sales, purchasing, pricing and daily business operations. He later moved on, in 1979, to open and manage the Floor Show, a carpet store in Helena. In 1986, he began his own freight brokerage business, as well as his business relationship with Watkins Shepard Trucking. Kuntz is a Past Chair of the American Trucking Associations, Inc (ATA). He began his active involvement with the ATA in 2000, serving on and chairing several of the association’s public policy committees. Since 2005, he has spearheaded the association’s efforts of addressing the truck driver shortage. He also serves as Chairman of American Trucking and Transportation Insurance Company (ATTIC). ATTIC is a risk retention group that provides liability insurance for the trucking industry and was started under his direction, and currently has over $12 million invested. In addition to ATTIC, Kuntz currently serves on the board of MBI, an oilfield service company. In addition to his leadership within the business community, he is involved in many community-development efforts and with a number of educational, nonprofit organizations.