Lance Ray has been involved in funeral service since 1990. Lance is the Chief Operating Officer for Pierce Chemical. Lance holds a Funeral Director / Embalmers license in Texas. He is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he earned an Associate of Science degree and also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources from Friends University, Wichita, KS.
Prior to working on the supply side of funeral service he worked in a funeral home in Wichita, KS as their prep room manager.
Over the past 20 years Lance has held various positions within the family of Wilbert dealers covering Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Michigan and Ohio. He accepted the position as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pierce in December of 2012 after the purchase of Pierce by Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. and in 2014 he was promoted to COO of Pierce.
Lance has written various articles for the Director magazine and the Wilbert Updater newsletter on various embalming subjects. In addition Mr. Ray has presented to the following state and national associations: ICCFA, KS,CO, IA,UT,OK, KY,OH PA, and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.