Real World Advice from an EKU Alum

Carhartt Supply Chain Operations Center

Special guest speaker William Hardy, a senior vice president at Carhartt, recently visited campus to share his experiences with Global Supply Chain students in James Kirby Easterling’s MKT315/Logistics class. Hardy is an EKU alum from Estill County and enjoys ‘giving back’ to EKU in a variety of ways, and also serves on EKU’s Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Council.

After graduating from EKU with a political science degree, Hardy intended on continuing his education by going to law school. A native of Estill County, Hardy’s summer job before starting law school was washing cars for employees of Carhartt’s Irvine location. Hardy’s hard work, dedication, communication skills, and attention to detail caught the attention of a senior manager at Carhartt who offered him an opportunity to join Carhartt instead.  Hardy has worked in a wide range of leadership roles with Carhartt over 26 years and now serves as Senior VP of Global Supply Chain Operations for all Carhartt locations and reports directly to Carhartt’s CEO.

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Published on November 09, 2018