In 1989, Steve was offered a job in Tacony's Technical Service Department as Manager. From there, he rose through the ranks as Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Senior Product Development Manager, and Vice President of Product Development. In 1999 he became President of Baby Lock USA.
In 2006 he joined the Tacony Chief Executive Council as Senior Vice President of the Sewing Division, managing Baby Lock, Koala, Tacony Sewing Central, and Nancy's Notions Retail. For the past 26 years, his travels have taken him to the top sewing factories in the world with one goal in mind: bringing the latest and best products to market for Tacony retailers while staying on top of industry trends.
Outside of Tacony, Steve has served as a member and advisor on several boards including the International Quilt Market Board, the Sewing Advisory Board, the National Sewing Council, Home Sewing Association, Fontbonne University St. Louis, and Classic Sewing Magazine. He is also a past recipient of awards such as the Industry Appreciation Award from the American Sewing Guild, the Best Contributor to the Sewing Industry Award by the American Sew Expo, and most recently the Best Partner Award from the Baby Lock Serger Factory in 2016.
Steve is honored, grateful, and humbled by the countless opportunities and experiences he has had. Working side by side with an amazing Tacony sewing team, the Tacony family, and world-class vendors both domestic and around the globe in addition to building many friendships and customers have made his career a memorable experience and rewarding journey.
2017 VDTA-SDTA Hall of Fame Inductee