Past Chair, OKGIT
George L. Lee, III serves as Vice President of Red Devil, Inc., a manufacturing company with its headquarters in Tulsa. George joined the business in 1980 in sales management for export markets. He continued his career in product specific marketing and sales, serving both domestic and international markets, in the glazier’s tool segment and paint machinery segment. He developed and managed sales, service and parts distribution relationships with Europe, Africa, Asia and South/Central America. He was also responsible for facility startup in Ireland for machinery manufacturing to support sales and parts supply efforts into the EU. He relocated from New Jersey to Oklahoma in 2008, after closure and sale of the Red Devil manufacturing facility in Union, NJ, and the opening in 2005 of the new corporate office in Oklahoma.
George has been Past President and Chairman of World Trade Association of New Jersey, Board Member of New Jersey World Trade Council, and appointed to the New Jersey-New York District Export Council by the late Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown. He has traveled extensively to over 35 countries on 6 continents pursuing international business for Red Devil. He received his BA in Economics from Rutgers University in 1980.
Red Devil manufactures a broad and diversified line of hand tools and chemical products for professional and home maintenance and improvement – more than 400 different products in all. In addition to producing caulks, sealants and tools under its own brand name, the company also manufacture private label products for some of the nation’s largest hardware and home center chains. Its 135,000 square foot production facility is located in the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor, OK. The company has been a family owned business since 1872.