David Holmes brings over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry to Giant Eagle USA, LLC. His experience includes:
1972-1990: VP co-owner of Wonder Graphics. Wonder Graphics was a leading art & design studio for the apparel and music industry. Highly successful company, we were winners of 9 gold albums 3 platinum and 2 time Grammy nominations. Received numerous art and design awards.
1982-1990: Columbia, SC - Mr. Holmes joined South Carolina Tees as VP of manufacturing and was in charge of starting their private label division. During a phenomenal growth period the division grew to $135 million annually and opened several distribution centers located throughout the US. SC Tees was a wholesaler, distributor and manufacturer of private label selling to the embellishment industry. Developed and handled all phases of the division including manufacturing, marketing and sales under the brand ALLSPORT.
1990-1995: Charlotte, NC - TURN KEY OPERATION, Owner. Mr. Holmes was involved from the beginning for the brand MURINA/ALSTYLE . TKO was a vertical manufacturing plant with over 600 employees and was a supplier to A&G for their private label brand for a number of years. Today A & G is a leading vertical supplier in the industry with over $285 million in annual sales. During this same time frame TKO also became exclusive supplier to Flight 23, the Michael Jordan line of apparel. This line of apparel lead Mr. Holmes to Germany, Romania and Hungary for manufacturing and distribution.
1995-2003: Charlotte, NC Southside Apparel, Owner. Mr. Holmes provided full package private label from Mexico and Central America where he also lived. Customers shipped direct or indirectly to Gap, Tommy, Nautica and Nike. Many of these customers were shipped direct to retail and required (value added) garment wash, printed embroidery, bagged and tagged.
In early 2003, Mr. Holmes sold his interest in the company and moved back to the USA.
August 2003–present: Charlotte, NC and Shanghai, China. As the President of Giant Eagle USA, LLC, David Holmes works with new and existing customers on developing cost effective, high quality programs in China. He is also the National Sourcing Director of Apparel for US China Business Solutions, Inc.
If you are interested in sourcing apparel in China, please go to Giant Eagle USA, LLC