Alex Lee is president of OXO, the New York City based maker of Good Grips and other brands of well-loved household tools for the kitchen and many other parts of the home. Built on the philosophy of Universal Design, OXO strives to provide innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. A left-brain/right-brain executive, Alex came to OXO in 1994 with an unusual mix of experience—a BFA in Product Design from Parsons School of Design, eight years as an award winning designer at Michael Graves, Architect and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 1996, Alex assumed his current role of president of OXO. Under his stewardship, the company’s revenue has grown twenty-fold with sales in 55 countries. Alex has won numerous awards during his time at OXO including the Designer of the Year Award by Bon Appetit Magazine and being named one of Forty Under Forty: New York’s Rising Stars by Crain’s New York Business Magazine in 2000. The use of Universal Design as a business strategy has also made OXO and Alex the subject of numerous articles in newspapers, magazines and trade journals from The New York Times and The Washington Post to Asahi Shimbun in Japan.