Rob Watson Returns to Vantage Apparel as New CEO

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 success.

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 industry.

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