Dave Saunders
Dave SaundersHallmark Cards, Inc.

Dave’s Hallmark career has spanned a variety of functions, which have included Hallmark’s local manufacturing operations, as well as a considerable focus within the Asia-Pacific region. Dave and his family lived in Hong Kong for four years, where he directly supported the procurement of products for Hallmark’s global businesses around the world. In his current role as vice president of Manufacturing & Procurement, Dave is responsible for global manufacturing and procurement strategy development and execution. This includes Hallmark US manufacturing facilities as well as procurement teams and suppliers across Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and various other countries, with a key focus on leading and adapting Hallmark’s product supply chain to meet today’s competitive marketplace, business, and global supply chain needs.

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