OWINGS MILLS, Maryland, October 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Lion Brothers Company/L.G. Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of brand identification and insignia in the world, announced today the appointment of Steven R. Walton as Executive Director of Lion International. As the company looks to continue to innovate and expand, Steven brings extensive expertise in global apparel design, sourcing, manufacturing, and retailing. In this new role, Steven will direct all of Lion's operating companies globally, including expanding its efforts and activities around the world. Steven will report directly to Susan J. Ganz CEO of Lion Brothers and L.G. Inc., Lion's Holding company.
With 30 years of operating leadership in the apparel industry, Steven comes to Lion with a global relationship network that will support Lion's domestic and international expansion plans. Prior to joining Lion, Steven was Executive Director of Wing-Tai Ltd., the global apparel sourcing, manufacturing, retailing and investment company where he oversaw numerous Wing Tai companies and investments in the apparel industry including apparel technology. Throughout his career, Steven has held senior-level positions in the apparel industry including CEO of Gieves and Hawkes, the British luxury menswear retailer and at Marks and Spencer. Steven has spent the past 20 years living in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
"We are thrilled to have Steven join the Lion Brothers team and look forward to benefitting from his unique expertise and the breadth of knowledge, experience and achievements that he brings to our company's growing business," said Ganz. "We have a stellar senior management team in place and will continue to focus on what makes Lion Brothers best in class. Lion is recognized around the world for its applied innovation in brand identification including creative design, advanced technical expertise and material science and we look forward to accelerating Lion's growth efforts."
Lion Brothers Company, Inc.
Recognized as the leader in apparel brand identification, since 1899, the year the company was founded, Lion Brothers began as an embroidery company serving customers in the Uniform trade. In the 1915, Lion began its relationship with membership and affinity organizations including the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Over the years, Lion's identification has adorned the apparel of athletes, astronauts, the President of the Unites States as well as everyday people through fashion and brand. With its renowned commitment to innovation, Lion Brothers strives to create product and business impact for brands, teams, organizations and consumers around the world.
Lion Brothers Company, Inc. is a privately-held company that is a global leader in apparel brand identification and insignia. Recognized for innovation, Lion's clients include leading athletic and fashion apparel brands, professional sports teams, leagues and their licensees, commercial and government uniform companies, affinity and membership organizations as well as catalog and web retailers. Lion Brothers is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
SOURCE Lion Brothers Company, Inc.