When you work with The Lee Company, we want you to feel confident that you are receiving products and services of the utmost quality. That’s why our highly experienced leadership team has strong visibility into everything we do. Get to know these top-notch experts and innovators and the roles they play at The Lee Company.
Bill has worked at The Lee Company full-time for 26 years and during summers back in the 70s. Before joining the company, he spent ten years in commercial lending and worked as a business consultant for five years. After that, he joined The Lee Company working on corporate development and strategic planning before assuming leadership of the Plug and Solenoid Valve Group. He has held numerous roles during his tenure including: Treasurer; Chief Financial Officer; President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2023, Bill retired from the position of President and CEO and is now Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of New Haven, and attended the Stonier School of Banking. He has been an active member of many not-for-profit boards and was recognized as the Greater New Haven YMCA Man of the Year in 1990. He was also inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2017.
Professional associations include serving on the Board of Directors for the University of New Haven Center for Family Business and the Guilford Savings Bank.
Bill is a passionate advocate for private family businesses. His banking and consulting careers were heavily focused on the unique opportunities and challenges of family-owned businesses, mainly due to their long-term focus.
Bill takes great pride in helping his employees succeed. The company is full of people who excel at their jobs and find great personal satisfaction in what they do. This positive workplace culture results from putting the right people in the correct position and giving them the tools to succeed.
As President and CEO, Marietta is responsible for executive oversight of all financial matters, operations, engineering, management, and production at The Lee Company.
Marietta started working at The Lee Company in 2001 as a Facilities Manager. Since then, she has held numerous roles including: Vice President of the Restrictor Group; Vice President of the Industrial Microhydraulics Group; Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary before moving into her current role.
Before joining the family business, she worked in TV news in various roles, including an on-air correspondent for Court-TV covering the US Supreme Court and Justice Department, Producer for CBS News in its Washington, DC bureau, and Investigative Producer for ABC-owned KTRK in Houston, TX. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Catholic University, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of New Haven.
Her professional associations include serving on the Yale New Haven Hospital Board of Directors, the Essex Savings Bank Board of Directors, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. She is also a member of the bars of Connecticut, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She has been recognized as Alumni of the Year by both The Country School and the University of New Haven.
Jeff oversees the six hydraulic product groups at The Lee Company. His role includes developing and sharing best practices, managing processes, and working toward continuous improvement.
Jeff started as a Project Engineer on the aerospace side of the company in 1982. Jeff and his group of engineers were instrumental in developing new products for the aerospace industry, such as shuttle valves, high pressure components, aerospace solenoid valves, and even the Lee Chek® check valve that would spur the start of the Industrial Microhydraulics Group. Along the way, he was awarded co-patents on the Lee MultiSeal® and Lee PLHA high strength plug. Jeff also developed many of the engineering and manufacturing systems and controls used in the aerospace groups.
Before beginning his career at The Lee Company, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Connecticut and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jeff takes pride in mentoring and educating the future leaders of The Lee Company. He has held key positions in community and industry organizations, including serving as President of the Exchange Club of Westbrook/Old Saybrook, Financial Secretary of the Westbrook Foundation, and as Panel Chair and Secretary for the SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation Committee. SAE is a professional association that develops standards for engineering professionals in the aerospace industry. The SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation Committee addresses all aspects of aerospace flight and utility actuation and control systems as well as fluid power systems. Jeff is also the Assistant Curator of the Museum of Early Engineering Technology, located in Westbrook, CT.
Dan is responsible for overseeing both the Industrial Microhydraulics (IMH) and Electro-Fluidic Systems (EFS) divisions. The IMH division manufactures components for various automotive, off-highway, and industrial applications. The EFS division manufactures components used in medical equipment, diagnostics, and scientific instruments.
Dan supports the teams within each division by looking for ways to continuously improve, advocating for groups, sharing best practices, and innovating new solutions for customers.
Prior to joining The Lee Company, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from RPI at the Hartford Graduate Center with The Lee Company’s Tuition Assistance Plan.
Dan has been with The Lee Company for over 20 years and has experience in both engineering and management roles. Before becoming an Executive Vice President, Dan’s roles included Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Vice President of the PRI group, and Vice President of the Screen group.
Dan is very proud of his former Screen group team and their exceptional work on Lights Out Manufacturing (LOM), an automated manufacturing process enabling overnight production. Expanding LOM has benefited The Lee Company by enhancing safety, productivity, quality, and job enrichment. This was a major achievement that Dan oversaw and the efforts continue today in all areas of the company.
As Vice President of Human Resources, Richard oversees all aspects of the employee experience for the more than 1000 employees at The Lee Company. He also provides executive oversight for strategic staffing plans, compensation and benefits, training, and workforce development.
With a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College, Richard has worked within The Lee Company’s HR department since 1984. Richard started with The Lee Company when there were approximately 275 employees and has been part of helping it grow to where it is today.
He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE).
As Vice President of Sales, Ed is responsible for The Lee Company’s worldwide sales and marketing organization – setting key business development and sales initiatives for the organization, overseeing and managing the domestic technical sales force, the European subsidiaries, and foreign distribution channel partners.
Before starting his full-time career with The Lee Company in 1985, Ed worked as a summer intern in the hydraulic engineering group. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University, Ed began as an Applications Engineer in Westbrook, CT before moving to Los Angeles, CA to become a Technical Sales Engineer responsible for serving and supporting customers in the western states. He was promoted in 1988 and moved to Dallas, TX to become the Central Regional Sales Manager. A few years later, he accepted another promotion, which brought him back to Westbrook to become the Atlantic and Central Regional Sales Manager. He also held the post of Director of Sales for North America, South America, and Asia before his current role as Vice President.
Ed is a member of SAE International, a professional association that develops standards for engineering professionals in the aerospace industry. He is also a board member of all five of The Lee Company’s European subsidiaries.
Alex is responsible for overseeing all of the financial functions at The Lee Company, including risk management, economic strategy, forecasting, and corporate reporting.
Before joining The Lee Company in 2009, Alex spent 25 years working in the Hartford, CT office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), including 12 years as an Assurance Services Partner. In this role, he was responsible for the office’s Private Company Services practice.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from Western New England University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also served on the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.