Lee Sowell has been with Techtronics Industries for over 17 years and has been President/Group President of the Outdoor Products Group since 2006 and will deliver the keynote address at Anderson University's spring commencement in 2019.
In the capacity of President of the Outdoor Products Group, Sowell is responsible for product development, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales/marketing. Sowell has worked in this industry for 38 years and has worked for a number of well-known outdoor power equipment companies. Sowell holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia.
He and his wife Robin live in Pelzer, South Carolina. They enjoy their animals – including horses, boating, gardening, and traveling.
Techtronics Industries is a $7.0B Hong Kong-based company with a global footprint that has many divisions – outdoor power, consumer power tools, professional power tools, floor care – and markets under different brands and companies – among them Ryobi, Homelite, Ridgid, Milwaukee, Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck.