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Engineering to Entrepreneurship

Release Date:
2/22/2012 1:18 PM

LeeCo precision microhydraulics, 500px 
The Lee Company's precision microhydraulics


The University of New Haven’s Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will host a presentation by Leighton Lee, CEO of the Lee Company, on Feb. 29.

Lee will speak about the transition from the classroom and lab to the engineering business world, and the skills that are needed to make that transition.


Wednesday, February 29 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.


The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT.


Lee is a local engineering entrepreneur & CEO of the Lee Company in Westbrook, CT. The Lee Company is a leading supplier of miniature, precision fluid control products to a wide range of industries including aerospace, Formula One racing, oil exploration, automotive and off-highway equipment and medical and scientific instruments. Their products are recognized worldwide for superior quality, reliability and performance.

For more information contact Ismail Orabi at 203-932-7144 or

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.