President and CEO
Current Role and Professional Experience
In 1981, Steve Lanter started Lanter® Courier Corporation, providing regional overnight delivery service to the financial services, pharmaceutical and film industries. Following a reorganization, Lanter Delivery Systems® (LDS) was formed in 1995. In 2010, Steve became President and CEO of LDS.
What makes Lanter® special
Our amazing journey really comes back to relationships. We are a relationship-based company and people know that we operate with integrity. We stand up issues and work together to find a solution to keep our relationships intact. The success of this company is a direct result of our extraordinary people who have a “Passion to Serve”.
What’s important to me
I love our Non-Negotiables. These values shape the culture of our company and create trust amongst our team members. We have even taken our Non-Negotiables to our customers. We find they are embracing them and using those terms when we meet with them. The LDS Cares Program embodies the “We are One Team” non-negotiable by supporting those within our LDS Community in times of unexpected hardship.
Steve earned dual degrees with B.S. in Business and Education from University of Illinois - Champaign. While attending the University of Illinois, Steve played for the Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Team and is currently an annual contributor to the Lou and Mary Henson Men’s Basketball Academic Assistance Fund. He is also the Founder of the Southwestern Illinois Jets AAU Basketball Club whose mission is to build the character of our youth through sport.