DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the August episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Steven and Eric Wang, owners of Ming Wang knitwear. The brothers describe how they produce their line of women’s clothing from the design room to the sales floor and explain why they plan to keep manufacturing in China despite rising labor costs. Cut from the same cloth, the siblings share how they found distinct roles at Ming Wang and navigate working with family. “We actually make clothes for all sizes,” Steven Wang says. “At the end of the day, it’s about making individuals feel good. … If you feel good, you look good. That’s confidence.”
KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The August episode featuring Steven and Eric Wang airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at 10:30 p.m. Monday, August 19, and at noon Sunday, August 25, 2013. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about Ming Wang can be found at www.mingwangknits.com.
ABOUT STEVEN AND ERIC WANG
As sons of the namesake designer and founder of Ming Wang knitwear, Steven and Eric Wang began working for the family business as teenagers. While each pursued his own career, Steven in finance and Eric in fashion, neither expected to lead the company that had been a part of their lives since they were children. Today, they oversee the company’s operations — Steven for design, sales and overall growth and Eric with a focus on the brand’s specialty store business. The brothers have taken their parents’ company from $6 million in retail sales to $30 million in sales with their customer-oriented team. Having helped the brand’s expansion, they attribute the company’s continued success to having a team that shares a unique focus on building relationships with retailers and catering to the needs of clientele.
Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
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