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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.

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.

“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.

I have been working with Always Advancing and their event company, BOSS Events, for a year. Along with marketing and assisting in office management duties, I act as the assistant race director for BOSS Events and our two races, the Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival and the Trenton Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. When I’m not in the office, you can find me lounging on the beach with a book in hand!

My role in Always Advancing is to collaborate with the creative team by creating advertisements and writing copy for Always Advancing. I have been working with Always Advancing for over a year. On weekends you can find me cooking for my family and friends or binge watching the latest shows on Netflix.