image description
image description
image description
image description
image description

About Always Advancing

Always Advancing, established in 2008, is a world renowned manufacturer of awards, apparel, and promotional products with a specialization in custom finisher medals and ribbons for endurance events. Always Advancing recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes to cross the finish line and we strive to design and manufacture awards which the athlete will appreciate and wear proudly. Aside from athletic events, we also provide for businesses and events of all kinds across the globe! All of our designs are 100% custom made with extreme attention to detail and perfection.

We pride ourselves in creating a uniquely designed product for each event or business. We want each client to be proud of their accomplishment and receive the best possible product they ask for. Our design, sales, and customer service teams provide our clients with the best quality and service. Our ordering process is seamless for all event directors, business owners, and their staff.

Our Team

Chris Seiler is the President and Co-founder of Always Advancing, LLC.  Before founding Always Advancing, Chris worked in the coin minting and promotional products industry for more than 15 years. He also has a bachelor's of arts degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia.  Chris brings knowledge and passion to the business, and even participates in many of the events that Always Advancing provides for.  Having completed 1 marathon and countless half marathons and 10K's, Chris has gained knowledge of diverse medal and apparel art around the world.  Chris loves helping his clients around the world develop some of the best recognition items in the industry.  He is a husband and father of four children ranging from 3 to 10 years old.

Ryan is a founding member of Always Advancing having joined the firm full time in March 2012 after a 15 year career with several Manhattan based financial firms including Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Investments. Ryan received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from La Salle University and his MBA with a finance focus from Temple University's Fox School of business. Ryan lives in Newtown with his wife, Kristin, and their two daughters.

As a Senior Account Manager, I am responsible for working closely with our partners to help them with their designs, keep them within their budget, and monitor shipments to assure their deliveries are on schedule.

I also make sure our partners feel comfortable and secure throughout the entire process. Establishing these relationships has been very rewarding in not only our success as a company, but in my success as a manager.  I enjoy time with my wife and 2 children, and love my time on the golf course and beach.

3 years ago, I started working at Always Advancing. I work closely with our clients to make sure that we get them exactly what they want. I think it is important to build a lasting relationship with our clients. Often, I may travel to our clients’ events and participate in them! When I am not working in the office, I enjoy spending time with my friends and traveling as much as possible.

I first collaborated with Chris Seiler back in the early 2000's.  In 2007 Chris asked if I had any experience designing finisher medals.  He had an opportunity to meet with the Philadelphia Marathon and at the time I had not but certainly was open to the challenge.  I did a little research and created a design Chris felt comfortable presenting along with his proposal and won the job.  Before I knew it I was receiving weekly requests to design another medal.

Today I'm in charge of our creative team and marketing.  I enjoy working closely with our clients all over the world to learn about their vision and what makes their event unique so we can produce medals and apparel that they're proud to present to their participants.  I love seeing the photos on social media of proud finishers showing off their awards.   It's also great spotting people out for a run, at the gym or just out and about wearing our apparel from their latest race.  My goal is to design something they'll continue to wear throughout the year.  

I currently live in Yardley, PA with my wife and two daughters who I love spending my free time with.

As Administrative Assistant, my duties involve working with Kathy to make sure everything in the office runs as smoothly as possible with our team members and our clients.  I also assist our Always Advancing team in any way I can to make life easier!  When I'm not at work, you can find me out on the lake fishing or working in my garden.

“I have been with the company for over 4 years. I’m your go to girl for almost everything office related. I wear many hats in our office and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. When I am not in the office, I am usually spending time with my kids or out and about having fun with my friends.”

I’ve been a Creative Designer with Always Advancing for 3 years. I take your ideas and logos and create the designs for your medals, ribbons, t-shirts & more! Outside of work, I can be found spending time with my family, enjoying nature, taking pictures, running a 5K or just daydreaming about unicorns.

After 25 years in the retail apparel industry I was ready for a change. The colorful team at Always Advancing has welcomed me into the troupe. I have learned so much from our President Chris Seiler and am excited to work with our partner races to bring outstanding medals, awards, and apparel to each event. I am a very proud father of three wonderful (now-grown) children and recently moved to the South with my partner of almost 30 years.