An inventor and engineer early in his career, Patrick P. Lee founded Enidine Incorporated, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of shock absorption and vibration isolation products located in Buffalo, New York. Enidine would later become International Motion Control (IMC). For over 40 years, Lee guided the growth and development of IMC, relinquishing control only upon its sale in 2007.
Utilizing the proceeds of the sale of IMC, Lee founded the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. Based on strong philanthropic values and a passion for community outreach, the Foundation aligns itself with those organizations committed to improving lives in Erie & Niagara Counties in New York State and southern Florida.
In 2013, the Hoartio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans awarded Lee the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. The Award is given to individuals who demonstrate personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and the importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future.