Raj completed his engineering education in India and post graduation studies at Bradley University. After graduation, he worked for 13 years in a number of management positions at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Williams International.
In 1984, Raj and his wife, Indu, started an engineering consulting company under the name Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) providing technical and engineering services to the Department of Defense. At the same time, Raj challenged his technical employees to come up with new ideas and funded the development of those ideas. Over the last three decades, these investments resulted in the start up of approximately 20 different companies in a number of industries such as resin manufacturing, plastic products, metal manufacturing, telecommunications, aircraft maintenance and upgrades, real estate development, etc. Over this same period of time, MTC by itself also grew at an exceptional rate growing to approximately $500M in revenue before being acquired by a large multi-national corporation. Over the same period of time, Raj formed Soin International, a holding company with a diverse portfolio of companies in plastics, software development, supply chain management, and metal manufacturing.
In addition to the above ventures, Raj also financed a number of other entrepreneurs who built successful companies in the areas of telecommunication, wire and cable, and cotton dying and was instrumental in helping them to become highly successful.
Raj is a strong believer in providing support to higher education and medical care. His philanthropic activities have been focused primarily in these two areas in addition to a number of other community projects.
Some notable results of the Soin Family philanthropic efforts are the Sukh Dev Raj Soin Hospital, built in memory of his father; renaming of the Wright State University College of Business to the Raj Soin College of Business; building the Soin Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center at the Dayton Children’s Medical Center; Satya Soin High School in India; the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, Ohio; and numerous other activities.
Raj also gives generously of his time, having served on several boards for various non-profit institutions to include the Kettering Medical Center Network, Wright State University, and the Victoria Theatre Association to mention just a few. He currently serves on the Board of Bradley University, as the Chairman of Alumni Association of Delhi College of Engineering, and as a member of the Ohio Business Roundtable. He also serves as a member of the Ohio Venture Capital Authority, and the Business Alliance for Higher Education and the Economy. He is also involved in a number of for-profit company boards.
Raj and Indu have strong family values and enjoy spending their time with their two sons, Vishal and Amol, and their families.