Lee from the very beginning, followed his lead. There was always a wonderful camaraderie there, and a sense of purpose. Both are still remembered and talked about today. The ‘70s were exciting years, and starting the decade at McDonald Avenue set a tone that would carry forward. Not everyone was related, but everyone was family. Those who worked there – many of whom are still at Conair today – have wonderful memories of those years and of Josephine, who oversaw the production of the rollers at the Brooklyn building. Lee was there every day. If he wasn’t in the office, he was in the warehouse, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He wasn’t just the boss and the guy in charge of sales and marketing; he understood the back end of the business, too. He’d done everybody’s job at one time or another, and had even done a few no one was doing anymore, like stuffing rollers! Lee believed that a person was limited only by imagination, and that everyone who worked hard could create his or her own success. He assembled a team that would stand by his side and share his vision. Everyone – front office, mailroom, shipping and repair – was an integral part of the journey that would take the company from a little home-based Brooklyn hair products enterprise to one of the largest and most diverse consumer products businesses in the world. Ida Mojica, who retired in 2008 after 37 years with Conair,
Lee believed that a person was limited only by imagination, and that everyone who worked hard could create his or her own success.