Steve is a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering. Steve is a 26 year employee of American Greetings, of which 19 were spent at the Osceola, Arkansas Plant. He progressed from Project Engineer (after graduating from the Uof A)to Plant Manager of a 2.5million sq. ft. facility with 1,600 person workforce. His Computer Science skills were utilized to drive process improvements, data analytics, simulation modeling, hardware controls, etc.
For the past 7 years with AG, Steve had oversight for all support functions for a 14,000 member team of merchandisers. This role includes sheduling systems, retail hardware (scanners/mobile communications devices), as well as SAP’s largest worldwide deployment of its CRM toolset.