Target Decorated Apparel, a leading contract decorator for the promotional products and retail industries, announced that Kevin Schardt has been appointed president. Schardt will assume the role previously filled by Target Decorated Apparel owner and chairman, Steve Kanney.

Prior to joining Target Decorated Apparel, Schardt served as vice president of operations and customer experience for Vantage Apparel, an apparel and decorating company located in Avenel, NJ. Previously, Schardt also served as vice president of sales, customer service and marketing for wholesale apparel and decoration provider Hartwell Apparel, and director of customer service and call center operations for Alphabroder, one of the largest wholesale apparel providers in the promotional products industry. Schardt also held several senior positions with various call center and marketing services providers.

“Kevin brings a wealth of operations, customer service, sales, marketing and management experience to our management team,” said Kanney. “I am pleased to have him join the Target family and look forward to working closely with him to grow our core business as well as pursue long-term strategic opportunities.”

“Target Decorated Apparel has been a well-respected and established leader in full-service decorating for over 30 years,” said Schardt. “I am very excited to join the company and work closely with Steve and the rest of the Target management team to drive the future growth of the company.”