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President / CEO

Albert Ades is founder and CEO of Vandale Industries, established in 1984. Through his leadership and guidance, this privately held company has grown from a moderate business to a well-known force in the Intimate Apparel business.

As CEO, Albert still maintains a hands-on approach to the many aspects of business operations, and is very proud of the fact that his two sons have played a key role in Vandale’s success. Even in these days of difficult business environment, Albert maintains an optimistic view towards the future of the Intimate Apparel business and especially Vandale Industries.


Principal / COO

Maurice Setton is a Principal / COO of Vandale Industries. After graduating from NYU with a degree in Finance, Maurice joined Vandale in January 1987. Within three years, he became a Principal/Owner of the company. Maurice has overseen Vandale’s growth from its infancy to the successful midsize company it is today.

Annamaria Golia

Chief Financial Officer

Annamaria Golia is the Chief Financial Officer of Vandale. A seasoned industry professional, Annamaria has over 25 years of experience in Finance, Business Administration and Human Resource Management. As CFO, Annamaria oversees all financial reporting, long term budgetary planning, investment banking, import/export management, credit collections, international banking, licensing, risk management, warehouse, logistics and human resources. She also serves as President of Vandale’s Audit and Finance Committee.

Prior to Vandale, Annamaria was President of Dun and Bradstreet Apparel Creditors Committee. Annamaria’s passion for mentorship led her to form Vandale’s College Internship Program.

Les Hall

EVP of Business Development

Les Hall is the EVP of Business Development at Vandale, a role he assumed in February 2018. In this position, Les is responsible for managing customer account relationships, as well as overseeing the strategic direction of all Vandale brands. Les brings 37 years of Intimates industry experience, most recently as President of Core Intimates at PVH. Under Les’ management, the Warner’s brand increased market share more than any other brand in the category.

Les began his career in Intimates in 1980 with Hanes Brands, starting as a Sales Administrative Coordinator and serving in several different sales positions before being promoted to VP Sales. Les worked with Maidenform from 1997-2003, serving as the SVP Sales. His fourteen-year career with PVH (2003-2017) included roles as EVP Sales/Marketing, General Manager-US Intimates and President-Core Intimates.

Les serves on the board of The Underfashion Club, Inc. and is a member of the Auburn University Faculty Advisory Council.

Ilene Nachbar

SVP Design

Ilene Nachbar is a Design Director for Vandale overseeing the design teams for Lucky, Vince, Walmart, Target and Kohl’s. Ilene also acts as the design lead for all new business opportunities. In her role, Ilene develops the brand DNA through whitespace analysis, trend monitoring and close partnership with the license teams.

Prior to Vandale, Ilene worked in the Design department at Movie Star, an intimates, shape and sleepwear manufacturer. Ilene graduated with a design degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a member of the Underfashion Club and serves on its Scholarship Committee.

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