Steve Lovejoy lecture

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:00pm
Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

Steve Lovejoy, senior vice president, global planning and international supply chain operations for Starbucks Corp., will present "Innovation at Starbucks and the Impact on the Global Supply Chain" during a special College of Technology 50th Anniversary event hosted by the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation.

He will speak in Fowler Hall in Stewart Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:00 p.m. His presentation will focus on innovation within the field of corporate supply chain management.

Steve Lovejoy bio

Lovejoy joined Starbucks in March 2010. His area of responsibility includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia Pacific and Greater China Regions and Markets. In the international regions, he is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain to include beverages, food, merchandise and store fixtures. Lovejoy also has responsibility for global standards and strategy for the Planning and Commercialization functions of the Supply Chain Organization. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with over 17,000 stores in 55 countries, including approximately 11,000 in the United States. Its largest markets outside the United States include Canada, Japan and the U.K.

Prior to joining Starbucks Coffee Company, he was employed by Method Home Products, where he served as vice president, Supply Chain, responsible for the global supply chain function including planning, sourcing, manufacturing and logistics as well as quality and commercialization project management organizations. He has also worked for The Clorox Company, serving as vice president, product supply international, responsible for 21 manufacturing sites and over 2,000 employees in 22 countries. Since 1998, Steve held various positions within the Clorox Supply Chain operation, including director of strategic projects, director of manufacturing and area manufacturing manager.

Lovejoy earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Purdue University and completed an Executive Development Program through the Wharton School of Management. He is based in Seattle, Washington.