The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 Women-Run Companies

Oil Chem Technologies, women-owned businesses
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Christie Lee, CEO, Oil Chem Technologies

Rank: No. 38
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Revenue: $10,403,515 in 2008

A chemist first and a CEO second, Lee enjoys brainstorming compounds with her husband, the technical director and vice president of Oil Chem Technologies, which develops chemical compounds to increase oil production in nearly depleted wells.