Vice President of Merchandising
Steve brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Do it Best Corp., beginning in what was originally our warehouse distribution center in Fort Wayne. He returned to the company in the mid-80s, and then moved on to work in the vendor community and also served as a manufacturer’s representative. Steve returned to Do it Best Corp. in 1998 as the division merchandise manager for the home/hardware, electrical, export and commercial/industrial departments. He was also responsible for the creation of the global sourcing division. Assuming the role of Vice President of Merchandising in August 2007, Steve oversees our hardware products purchasing, global sourcing, inventory control, category management, content management, Alliance partner activities, business intelligence/data analytics and pricing teams.
He is active in the community, where he currently serves on the board of Homebound Meals. He has also served on the board for the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Wayne Community Schools Study Connection Advisory Board, as well as on the 2008 Northeast Indiana Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team. In addition, he has held many leadership positions at his church and coached several youth sports teams.