AVENEL, NEW JERSEY (November 13, 2023) - Vantage Apparel, a leading name in
the promotional apparel industry, is thrilled to announce the return of Rob
Watson as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With over 20
years of industry experience and a successful tenure as Vantage's Chief
Experience Officer, Watson's return signals a new chapter in the company's
growth and innovation.
Watson's deep knowledge and understanding of the promotional apparel
industry make him the perfect leader to steer Vantage Apparel into the
future. In his previous role as Chief Experience Officer, he played a
pivotal role in enhancing the customer experience, streamlining operations,
and driving business development initiatives.
Ira Neaman, Vantage's current President & CEO will transition to the
President & Executive Chairman position to shift focus towards Vantage's
vision, strategy and continued business development.
"Rob's return to Vantage Apparel as CEO is an exciting development for our
company," said Neaman. "Rob's extensive industry experience, combined with
his prior contributions to our organization, positions him to lead Vantage
to new heights. We are confident that under his leadership, we will continue
to provide our customers with the highest quality promotional apparel and
new, innovative services."
Watson expressed his enthusiasm about returning to the company, saying,
"Vantage has a long-standing reputation for quality, innovation, and
exceptional decoration services, and I'm committed to building on that
legacy. We have an exciting journey ahead, and I look forward to
collaborating with our team and our distributor partners to drive our
company forward in the industry."
Vantage's global footprint, through its 2021 acquisition of Lynka, will be
major strategic focus for the company. John Lynch will continue as President
of Lynka and help strengthen the vision of continued international
programming for the network of companies.
In his new role as CEO, Watson will focus on advancing Vantage's strategic
initiatives, expanding the company's product lines, and enhancing its market
presence. His proven leadership skills and industry knowledge will be
instrumental in shaping the company's future and ensuring its continued
Vantage invites customers, partners, and industry peers to join in welcoming
Watson back to the company. With his vision and experience, Vantage Apparel
is poised for continued growth and innovation in the promotional apparel