Robert M. Lee '78, '09 Hon.

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Robert Lee is the Principal at Prominencepoint LLC. Mr. Lee is also a retired esteemed engineer and successful executive in the Lee Company, his family's pioneering Connecticut firm based in Essex and Westbrook, Mr. Lee guided the company's construction projects and research and development.


The Lee Company has for decades been at the forefront of development of miniature precision control components for aerospace, medical and scientific instrumentation, machine tools and inkjet printing.

Before becoming executive vice president, Mr. Lee was responsible for the formation of the company's Electro-Fluidic Systems Group in 1984, creating a product line with separate product and engineering facilities whose sales grew to $40 million from $4 million during his tenure.

Prior to that, he served as a sales liaison for sales engineers in the field and in-house staff for a newly formed product line, and as a project engineer for new designs and modification of existing designs to accommodate client requirements. Early in his career, Mr. Lee was employed at Avco Lycoming in Stratford, Conn., one of the world's leading producers of gas turbines for general aviation. At Avco Lycoming, Mr. Lee served as a project engineer, working on design, development and maintenance of test facilities for gas turbine development and,  providing on-call support and troubleshooting problems with complex test systems and equipment.

Community Service

Mr. Lee is a member of the Tagliatela College of Engineering's advisory board at the University of New Haven. He has been a member of the Board of Governors at the University of New Haven since 2013.


Mr. Lee has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Haven. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of New Haven.


An avid sailboat racer, he has two sons and a daughter who share his affinity for boating and winter weekends in Vermont. He resides in Niceville, Florida.