Executive Vice President of Operations
Steve has built on more than 30 years of industry experience, beginning his career in what was our original distribution center in Fort Wayne. He came back 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 in 1998 to develop the company’s global sourcing capabilities and vendor export programs. He assumed additional responsibilities as the divisional merchandise manager for electrical, hardware, industrial/commercial, global sourcing and export before advancing to the role of vice president of merchandising in 2007, where he oversaw our hardware products purchasing, global sourcing, inventory control, category management, content management, Alliance partner activities, and pricing teams. Steve assumed the role of executive vice president of operations in October 2018 where he uses his vast experience to lead numerous teams in enhancing our operations and continually improving our supply chain excellence – all to ensure that Do it Best is the first and best choice for independent home improvement businesses.
He is active in the community, where he has served on the board of Homebound Meals, 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.