Vice President of Global Sourcing
Started working for Lanier Clothes in 1992 as the Production Manager for their largest facility located in Tupelo Mississippi. In 1993 was promoted to Plant Manager of an engineered garment factory in Alabama. This facility underwent a 1.2-million-dollar expansion and had some of the most advanced sewing equipment available at the time.
In 1998 was promoted to Off Shore Manager responsible for Mexican and Central American operations. This included starting up a factory in Honduras as well as responsibility for our operations in Mexico, Colombia, Cost Rica and the Dominican Republic.In 2002 was promoted to VP of Manufacturing with responsibility for Product Development, Manufacturing and Sourcing. This position was responsible for design, pattern development, all owned and contract facilities as well as developing and implementing a sourcing transition into Asia.
In 2011, with the growth of international sourcing as a key strategy for Lanier, Steven was promoted to VP – Global Sourcing. Responsibilities currently include compliance, sustainability, cost of goods, logistics and new factory development. He is also responsible for sourcing offices in China and Vietnam. Lanier Clothes is now a global sourcing company with production currently in Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Haiti, Egypt and Italy.
With the addition of Oxford Sportswear in 2015, Steven’s role expanded to sourcing knit and woven sportswear in both bottoms and tops. The collection ranges from Opening Price Point big-box stores to high end green grass pro shops.