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Management Team
Charles D. Roberson
Charles D. Roberson has served as a director, and our Chief Executive Officer, President and Secretary since February 1, 2020. Mr. Roberson was our Chief Operating Officer from July 2018 to January 31, 2020. From 2009 to July 2018, he was our Senior Vice President, International Sales. Mr. Roberson joined our Company in 2004 as Technical Marketing Manager and later served as International Sales Manager. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Roberson was employed by Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. as a Market Manager from 1995 to 2001 and as a Nonwovens Manufacturing Manager from 1991 to 1995. He began his career as a manufacturing manager for Burlington Industries, Inc. in its Menswear Division from 1985 to 1991. Collectively, he has 30 years’ experience in the protective clothing industry as a manufacturer of both roll goods and garments. Mr. Roberson’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his prior business experience and knowledge of our industry and of our company.
Allen E. Dillard
Allen E. Dillard currently serves as our Chief Operating and Financial Officer, a position he has held since January 1, 2022. From August 2019 until 2022, Mr. Dillard served as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Dillard was Chief Financial Officer of Digium, Inc., a provider of telecommunications solutions from September 2015 to August 2019. Mr. Dillard served as Chief Executive Officer of Mobular Technologies, Inc., a technology solutions provider, from September 2003 to September 2015. Mr. Dillard has also served as CFO/Treasurer for Nichols Research Corporation and Wolverine Tube, Inc. and was a senior manager at Ernst and Young.
Steven L. Harvey
Steven L. Harvey has been our Executive Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing since January 2021. From 2007 to 2018, Mr. Harvey was Vice-President of Global Sales and Service of Digium, Inc., a provider of telecommunications solutions. Mr. Harvey was employed by ADTRAN, Inc., a provider of networking and communications equipment as Vice President of Sales, Enterprise and Competitive Service Providers from 1996 to 2007. Mr. Harvey held various sales and sales management positions of increasing responsibility from 1985 to 1996, with Data Processing Sciences, a large regional Network Integrator, culminating in a role of Executive Vice President. He began his career at Procter & Gamble.
Helena An
Helena An currently serves as our Vice President of Procurement and Manufacturing - Asia, a position she has held since August 2018. Ms. An has been with Lakeland for over 20 years in various procurement and manufacturing leadership positions. During her tenure, she has helped establish Lakeland’s first manufacturing facility in China and instituted additional manufacturing locations in China and Vietnam. Her experiences also include raw material sourcing and developing supplier relationships in China, Vietnam, and India.
James P. Aylward
James P. Aylward has been our Vice President of Manufacturing America’s since June 2019. From 2001 to 2018, Mr. Aylward was Engineering and Ada Division Manager for Globe Manufacturing, a provider of turnout gear for Firefighters. Prior to that, Mr. Aylward was Plant Manager for Velcro USA and George C. Moore. He has held various manufacturing positions since graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Daniel L. Edwards
Daniel L. Edwards moved into the Senior Vice President Global Business Development role in 2022. Prior to that, he was our Senior Vice President Sales for North America since March 2017, after serving as Vice President of U.S. Sales since March 2013. Mr. Edwards has been employed in various capacities since joining Lakeland in 2005. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Edwards was a Senior Market Manager at Precision Fabrics Group, Inc from 1999 to 2005, where he previously held the role of Manufacturing Plant Superintendent. He began his career in 1990 and has more than 30 years of Sales and Manufacturing experience in Technical Textiles and within the Protective Clothing Industry.
Jason J. Riesberry
Jason J Riesberry is currently the Vice President of Sales for America’s, covering North and South America for all of Lakeland Industries’ full product offering. Mr. Riesberry has over 20 years of experience with Lakeland, most recently as Director of Sales for the Rest of World region (EMEA and South America). Some of the previous roles he has held with Lakeland include Director of Global Operations Development, as well as Director and National Sales Manager in Canada.
Kevin Zheng
Kevin Zheng has served as our Vice President of Sales, APAC & EMEA since February 2022 after serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for the APAC region of Lakeland for 16 years, beginning in October 2005. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Zheng was the country manager at Ansell tasked with developing its business in China. He began his PPE sales career at 3M in 1995 and has held various sales and technical marketing positions for its PPE business in China.
J. Calven Swinea
J. Calven Swinea has been our Vice President of Finance since September 2020. Mr. Swinea was Global Corporate Controller of Elliott Group, a manufacturer of turbomachinery, from September 2019 to September 2020. Before consulting for various public companies from October 2015 to September 2019, he was the Vice President of Administration/Vice President of Internal Audit for Walter Energy, Inc., a metallurgical coal producer, from August 2010 to October 2015. Mr. Swinea also served in various finance positions for Avocent Corporation, Sanmina Corporation and was a senior manager at EY LLP.
Joshua J. Sletten
Joshua J. Sletten has served as our Vice President of Corporate Development since June 2021. From July 2019 to May 2021, Mr. Sletten was Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions for Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, an investment banking firm. Mr. Sletten held various mergers and acquisitions roles in private equity and corporate functions from 2013 to 2019 including, The IMAGINE Group, General Mills, and ShoreView Industries, LLC. Mr. Sletten received his B.S.B. (Summa Cum Laude honors with distinction) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
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