Vito J. Pirrera
Executive Vice President & COO
Mr. Pirrera is responsible for Vantage Consulting’s operations, maintaining high levels of technical excellence, and directing the firm’s expansion into new geographies. He also contributes his 25-plus years of manufacturing and engineering operations to customer engagements in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Before co-founding Vantage Consulting in 1994 with George Poltorak, Mr. Pirrera was at serialization and authentication software company Systech International. He started as an engineer, and before leaving to found Vantage, was running the engineering group with focus on automated vision inspection projects. It was during this time that the FDA required expiration dates and lot codes to be 100% electronically inspected. Mr. Pirrera and his team led many projects helping pharmaceutical clients comply with this mandate.
Mr. Pirrera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.