Leadership Team 2017-03-08T23:16:39+00:00

Vantage was founded by engineers over 20 years ago to solve complex technological challenges.

Vantage Consulting Group’s executive team combines decades of technical and engineering experience with an incisive understanding of your high-level business issues. With backgrounds in food, pharmaceutical and other life sciences, our team knows how your production lines work, how to optimize their performance, and how to comply with regulations. Emphasizing trust, transparency and honesty with every client in every transaction, our executives lead a team of seasoned technical professionals who can design and implement complex manufacturing automation solutions.

 George Poltorak
George PoltorakPresident & CEO
Mr. Poltorak founded Vantage Consulting Group in 1994 with a vision to provide highly focused professional services to the life science and food industries. He brings more than 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing and company operations to bear.
Vito J. Pirrera
Vito J. PirreraExecutive Vice President & COO
Mr. Pirrera is a co-founder and principal at Vantage Consulting Group, where he drives the company’s high standards of technical excellence. He has more than 25 years of food and pharmaceutical experience in manufacturing automation solutions and engineering management.
John F. Jordon, P.E.
John F. Jordon, P.E.Vice President, Business Strategies
Mr. Jordon oversees Vantage Consulting Group’s rapidly expanding portfolio of national and global clients, along with establishing new markets. He has more than 25 years of global business development, operations and engineering experience with multiple Fortune 100 companies.
Claribel Santos
Claribel SantosDirector Latin America
Ms. Santos leads Vantage Consulting Group’s Latin America business development and operations. She has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, process development and improvement, manufacturing operations and project management in the pharmaceutical industry.
Frank Guthrie
Frank GuthriePortfolio Director
Mr. Guthrie leads one of Vantage Consulting Group’s growing client portfolio teams. He brings more than 20 years of plant management, manufacturing operations and serialization implementation experience in the food and pharmaceutical industries to Vantage Consulting Group.
Rob Magee
Rob MageePortfolio Director
Mr. Magee heads up one of Vantage Consulting Group’s growing client portfolio teams. His more than 20 years of entrepreneurship, software development and solutions architecture experience, within various industries, brings diverse best of class value to Vantage Consulting’s clients.

John Capants
John CapantsPortfolio Director
John Capants is responsible for the development of sales and implementation activities for Vantage clients in the packaging, serialization and automation services business. Mr. Capants comes to Vantage Consulting Group from Teva Pharmaceuticals where he served as Executive Director, Engineering Technology & Qualification, for the past six years.

Kevin Kelton
Kevin KeltonDirector of Automation, Northeast
Mr. Kelton oversees Vantage Consulting Group’s automation activities for the US operations. He has more than 25 years of experience designing, managing and executing process and packaging automation projects within the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
Confesor Torres
Confesor TorresDirector of Automation, Latin Americas
Mr. Torres has been with Vantage Consulting Group since its founding in 1994 and guides automation activities for Latin America. He has more than 25 years of packaging equipment, automation and inspection experience in the food, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
Franklin Kurtz
Franklin KurtzChief Financial Officer
Mr. Kurtz directs Vantage Consulting Group’s financial policies, capital investments and reporting. With over 35 years in the Life Science and Consumer products consulting world, his experience includes starting up, managing and growing several professional service organizations.