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Champions Vantage’s focus on automation, integration and world class experience.

Avenel, NJ (March 12, 2019) Industry veteran and technology expert, Chris Alfano has been promoted from his post as Director of Information Technology to Chief Technology Officer at Vantage Apparel. This promotion continues Vantage’s focus on being the industry’s branded apparel leader in automation, integration and world-class customer experiences.

For the last 7 years at Vantage, Alfano has been no stranger to achievements. He created and deployed Vantage’s virtual server platform which provided cloud access to all Vantage software services. He not only managed the implementation of PromoStandards, but also created a developer suite that allows customers to integrate with the company’s production software through numerous APIs. Additionally, he lead the implementation direction for Vantage’s new ERP system which improved order-to-production efficiencies by nearly 30%.

“Since joining Vantage, Chris has been instrumental at leading the strategic direction of our company’s technology focus,” says Ira Neaman, President and CEO of Vantage Apparel. “He and his team have helped to transform the way we integrate with some of the industry’s leading distributor companies; creating zero-touch from the order to production.”

In addition to championing Vantage’s focus to bring innovative solutions to the branded apparel marketplace, Alfano will also lead the technology strategy for each of Vantage’s three production facilities in North America; Avenel, NJ, St. Louis, MO and the newly enhanced Santa Ana, CA location.

“Vantage’s continuous mission to strive for better, faster, and more intuitive offerings for its customers has given me an incredible look into what matters most to our distributor partners,” says Alfano. “As the industry leans on technology to drive commerce more than ever before, I’m very excited to work alongside a company and its leaders that share so much enthusiasm for innovation.”

Alfano is based out of Vantage’s New Jersey headquarters office and its largest production facility located in Avenel, New Jersey. He began his new role as CTO on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Chris Alfano

About Vantage Apparel

Vantage Apparel has been a leading innovator in the promotional apparel industry since 1977. With over 1,200 embroidery heads, Vantage is the largest decorator in North America and has won the PPAI award for embroidery for 23 years in a row as well as the ASI Distributor Choice award for decorated apparel for 11 years. The creator of Logogevity, their single-vendor solution for custom logo apparel includes leading retail brands Polo Ralph Lauren and Greg Norman Collection as well as proprietary labels Vantage and Vansport.

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