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CANNES, France ( -- Aegis Group's Carat Americas named the managing director of OMD, Ray Warren, president of Carat USA and president of Carat Media Group yesterday.
Ray Warren is the new president of Carat USA and Carat Media Group.
He succeeds Charlie Rutman, who left Carat earlier this year to become CEO of Havas' MPG in the U.S.

In his new job, Mr. Warren will oversee Carat's operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, reporting to David Verklin, CEO of Carat Americas.

At OMD, part of Omnicom Group, he oversaw national and local TV and radio buying, as well as direct response, branded entertainment and Hispanic marketing.

Prior to joining OMD, he was president-CEO of Raycom Sports, which focused on sports programming and advertising in that area. Before Raycom Sports, he worked at ABC Television in network sales. He started in media buying at Ted Bates Advertising, then moved to BBDO and Benton & Bowles.

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