Stuart N. Ray - Founder & President

Four decades in the steel, metals, and transportation industry along with being an entrepreneur and servicing the community, is the backdrop for Stuart’s extensive experience. Stuart founded The Peregrine Company in 1994 and The Peregrine Transportation Company in 2011. He began his career with Steel Technologies in 1981, where he held various positions including serving on the Board of Directors and President of Mi-Tech Steel. In 2011, after significantly contributing to these companies that his father, Merwin Ray had founded and grew to two billion in revenue, he left to grow his Peregrine companies.  In 2019, Stuart along with his daughter Shelby purchased Eagle Steel & Metal Products, and Shelby is the President of ESMP. 

Stuart has served on various trade, non-profit and industrial boards. Stuart founded Steel Technologies charitable foundation which has contributed over a million dollars to charity. In 2010 Kentucky’s Governor recognized Stuart’s leadership and appointed him Commission Member of The KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources where he served as Chairman from 2012-2014. Following his service to KDFWR, Stuart was appointed in 2014 to the Board of Louisville’s crowned jewel, the KFC YUM Center.

Stuart and his wife Michele reside in Anchorage, KY and have 5 children and three grandsons. Stuart enjoys golf and is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and licensed falconer and can often be seen with his Labrador Retriever, Braxton!

Executive Team

Our team of transportation and scrap metal specialists are ready to service your business needs.  We bring a long tenured history of knowledge in the scrap metal business as well as the transportation industry.  Our office team is always available to help customers and our fleet with their questions and opportunities.  Please contact us with any inquiries and one of our team members will promptly reach back out to you.

Founder and President

Vice President

Shelby Ray Throneburg
President of Eagle Steel & Metal Products  

Safety and Recruiting Manager

Logistics Manager

Logistics Coordinator