Otter Fencing was incorporated in February 1959 by the late Jack Otter. Ray Otter joined Otter Fencing 4 years later in early 1963 and has been involved in the business ever since. Which works out to be 58 years of continual service with no sign of slowing down.
In 1975, under the umbrella of the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers, Ray and his father Jack were involved in the development of the first Chain Link Fencing standard (AS1725-1975). Ray was elected Chairman of the Australian Standards committee that was involved in the updating of Australian Standards for chain-link fabric fencing and gates in 2003 and again in 2010. Ray is well known and respected throughout the industry, and will likely forget more as the years go on than most of us will ever know about fences & gates.
At 80 years of age, Ray is still going strong. He is a dedicated and hardworking individual who is normally the first person to arrive to work at 4.30am (YES, 4.30AM) and often the last person to leave the office in the evening. If Ray isn’t playing a round of golf on Saturday morning, you’ll be sure to find Ray in the office, this includes Sunday’s.
Please join us in wishing Ray a very happy 80th birthday.