Specialty Footwear

Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:

Roland Landry
Roland Landry
Plant Manager
Globe Footwear

2016 Manufacturing Summit
June 2 at Museum LA, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction –

Roland Landry is Plant Manager for the Globe footwear factory in Auburn, Maine (formerly Falcon Footwear). He has been in the footwear business since 1977, starting with Falcon while on high school summer breaks. During those nearly four decades, he has worked in every department of the business including being a stitcher, machinist, production supervisor, purchasing agent, and manager.

Before Globe first invested in Falcon in 2007 and acquired Falcon in 2014, Roland’s diverse footwear manufacturing experience included children’s shoes, work boots, safety shoes, hunting boots, mining boots, military boots, and firefighter boots. He has partnered with many leading brands in the footwear business, including Timberland, Dunham, Iron Age, Knapp, Browning, L.L. Bean, Cabela’s, and now Globe.

Roland’s expertise was instrumental in the successful launch of “Athletic Footwear for Firefighters” by Globe to the fire service in 2006 and continues to be an integral member of the Globe new product development team.

While most footwear manufacturing has moved overseas from the United States, Roland has led his team in making domestic manufacturing a strategic advantage by implementing lean manufacturing, installing state-of-the-art computerized equipment, adopting ISO 9000 quality systems, and providing employees with opportunities for growth.