Vincent Barbato

Vincent Barbato

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009

Production Manager

The Row

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson’s Designer Clothing, New York, NY. My responsibilities include product development with both domestic and overseas vendors. All production including garment development, costing, fabric purchasing, trim buying, barcode spreadsheets. Negotiate price quotes with factories. Coordinating deliveries from the mills to the forwarder to customs. Work with AIMS and Excel, Word, Photoshop, Illustrated. Responsible for patternmaking, grading, marking, cutting, sewing and follow up at factories. Over sees shipping and receiving, inventory. Invoice approval.Production tracking.Piece goods control. Purchase Orders. Develop andmaintain block specs and block patterns. Daily communication with overseas and domestic agents/vendors and merchants. Involved with product development projects such as quality control, fit studies, spec and grading evaluation. Organize work flow in the department and maximize utilization of personnel.

Jan 2005 - Aug 2007

Technical Designer

Casual Male Retail Group

My responsibilities include developing and maintaining block specs and building a library of block patterns. Measure, fit and evaluate samples, develop accurate technical packages for vendors. Daily communication with overseas agents/vendors and merchants. Involved with product development projects such as quality control, fit studies, spec and grading evaluation, development of fit forms, hiring fit models and organizing and conducting fit sessions. Proficient with WEB PDM, web based PLM, Blue Cherry and CAD systems. Organize work flow in the department and maximize utilization of personnel.Promoted to Production Manager for Jared M division in New York City where I was responsible for foreign and domestic sourcing, product development, including costing, technical design, and quality control. Assisted in developing line plans.

Aug 1990 - Jan 2005

Technical Designer/CAD Pattern Maker

Mass State Coat Company

Manufacturer of men’s and women’s coats and suits for private labels including Hart Schaffner and Marx and Joseph Abboud. Hired, trained and supervised twelve product development personnel. Responsible for product costing and improving production methods and procedures, while implementing cost cutting measures.Responsible for pattern making with the use of PDS (Pattern Design System). Worked with customers to achieve proper fit and quality requirements using PDM.

Aug 1987 - Aug 1990

Production Manager


Manufacturer of knit and woven women’s apparel. Our accounts included Talbots, Nordstroms and Dillards. Was hired in a duel capacity as a technical designer/patternmaker and production manager. Made pre-production patterns and coordinated the sample department. Methods included both flat pattern and draping. Involved with fittings, made pattern corrections using PDS. Oversaw pattern grading, marking and cutting.

Aug 1983 - Aug 1987

Technical Designer/Pattern Maker

The Limited (Mast Industries)

This is the manufacturing division of The Limited. Involved with patternmaking, sampling and fittings for knits and wovens. Adjusted patterns for proper fit and finalized patterns for production. Made pattern adjustments to achieve maximum fabric utilization. Had additional responsibility for costing the product. Calculated the most beneficial yardage yields. Worked with the mills to configure various fabric widths to achieve maximum utilization. Made recommendations to the product managers regarding cost effective methods of product preparation and assembly. Resolved problems and improved methods.

Jul 1980 - Aug 1983

Technical Designer/Patternmaker

Leslie Faye (Personal Sportswear)

As a patternmaker, was involved with fittings and applying fit data to the flat pattern. Oversaw grading and marking. Responsible for costing and maintaining data for each model. Coordinated the order of input and oversaw job flow.

Jun 1978 - Jul 1980

CAD/Pattern Maker/Grading/Marking

Bobbie Brooks (Stacy Ames)

Computer Aided Design, Pattern Making, Grading and Marking


Sep 1977 - May 1978


Fashion Institute of Technology