Ray Cox, PE

Vice President of Marketing


J. Ray Cox, PE, is Vice President of Marketing for HIGHFILL. He also leads our Columbia office and manages some of the company’s more complex projects. Ray is a relationship builder at heart, seeking first to understand the needs of clients and building bonds of trust and empathy as a foundation for the working relationship. He advocates for the well-being of clients and colleagues as if they are family. Ray pours his passion for authenticity into his work, helping clients resolve some of their most vexing infrastructure challenges with open communication and a service-oriented attitude.

Actively serving the water industry in the Carolinas, Ray is the Past Chair for the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina American Waterworks Association – Water Environment Association (NC AWWA – WEA). He is also Awards Co-Chair for the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC), assisting with WEASC and SCAWWA activities. You can find him at many of the events hosted by these groups – likely behind his guitar after the business of the day is complete!

Away from work, he enjoys chauffeuring his kids to their activities, entertaining audiences in the Carolinas with folk music, trying his best to stay fit, and sneaking in beach visits from time to time with his family.



Quote to live by:

"In all things, be the best YOU you can be."