Of course I don't know but it seems unlikely to me that RED is developing their own lenses in house. The last thing I heard they are a small team of 25-ish people and hard at work making a camera. They probably outsourced the lenses or they buy them from someone else and with the potential of selling thousands of them they get a nice discount. Some have even suggested they come from Cooke since they have the same interface to connect to the camera.
But why the bold words and calling the zoom lens 'a travesty'? Are you really suggesting nobody should buy these lenses?