The Team Behind the Titan
Perhaps John Mayorek said it best: “Lee rubbed off on people.” The Conair Story includes an incredible team that championed Lee’s vision and helped him turn Conair into one of the fastest growing, strongest, most financially sound consumer products companies in America. He brought out the best in people, and watched with pride over five decades as their talent, intellect, dedication, and imagination helped him take Conair from rollers to Infiniti! So many names are part of this great story. Lee’s lifelong friends, Mike Lucas and Jerry Kampel, were the first to join him in the early Brooklyn days and were an integral part of the business. Walter Margulies organized the legal entity, Continental Hair Products, in 1959, and maintained his position as the company’s attorney for over forty years until his death in 2002. His son, Richard, has represented Conair since joining his father’s firm in 1971, and today heads the company’s legal division. John Mayorek, hired as the comptroller in 1974, supervised the building of an infrastructure to support the rapid growth of the early years, and managed the opening of manufacturing plants in Costa Rica. Today John is Senior Vice President of Administration and Operations, and oversees SAP (System Analysis and Program Development), IT and human resources.
“ ee rubbed off on people. L You couldn’t be around him without it happening. ”