Our customer relationships have been the foundation on which our second generation family business has grown since 1973, when ADVANCE was founded by Jim and Sheila Santarpio. Since then, dedication, professionalism and integrity have positioned us as a leading provider of weighing system solutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast corridor.
Recognizing how changes within the weighing industry affect your daily operations, we structured our offerings into four key divisions. These divisions are designed to function independently of or in conjunction with each other; providing you access to all of ADVANCE’s services. Furthermore, each area is handled exclusively by technically trained ADVANCE personnel.
Advance Scale Quality Policy:
ADVANCE is dedicated to providing the highest quality weighing systems, services, technology and technical support and is committed to exceeding our customer’s expectations. ADVANCE incorporates its ISO Quality Management System at all levels of engagement to ensure continual process improvement.
Jim Santarpio is currently President of Advance Scale Company. Jim began his full-time career with Advance Scale Company in 1986, after spending weekends and summers working with his father in the business throughout his teenage years. Jim has a wide-ranging base of experience in the industrial weighing industry, including extensive knowledge of the construction, service and sales divisions of Advance Scale. Jim was integral in the creation of Advance Scale’s in-house construction division, he spearheaded Advance’s geographic expansion throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and he’s played a significant role in several of Advance’s key business acquisitions. Jim holds scale technician licenses in states throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and carries the Certified Weighing Professional designation from the International Society of Weighing and Measurement. Jim maintains memberships in ISWM, ISRI, NJFPA, NJCAA and SWANA and is an active supporter of the NJ Weights & Measures Association, being selected Person of the Year in 2016. Aside from work, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. Jim has coached baseball, soccer & football teams for his children and currently is active in an adult baseball league.
Upon graduation from Villanova University in 1996 with a degree in Finance, Chris worked as an International Equities Trader for State Street Bank in Boston. Chris moved from finance into management consulting, working as a Manager for Accenture, specializing in process and strategy engagements. Chris decided to join the family business full-time in 2003 (he had been working at ADVANCE his whole life during summer breaks while in school), seeing great opportunities to further expand upon the legacy of ADVANCE that his parents, Jim and Sheila, and many others who have helped build. While working for ADVANCE, Chris also earned his MBA from Rutgers in 2012, focusing on Finance and Supply Chain Management. Since joining ADVANCE, Chris has been involved in all facets in the business, wearing multiple hats. Chris’ professional outside experience has helped position the company for further growth and has helped navigate ADVANCE into its 2nd generation of leadership. Chris is a Certified Weighing Technician in multiple states, is NTEP Handbook 44 Certified, and is an International Society of Weights & Measures (ISWM) member. Chris also has been awarded the NJ Weights & Measures Association’s Person of the Year Award (2016). Additionally, Chris is Lean Six Sigma certified.
V.P. of Service
George graduated from RETS Electronics School in 1986 and started his career as a scale technician with Fairbanks Scale. George worked his way up to supervising foreman and after one year was promoted to Service Manager of the Baltimore location. George took over as Regional Manager of the North East Region until March of 2008. In 2008 George moved to Service Manager with Advance Scale and now holds the position of Vice President of Service Operations overseeing all of Advance’s service locations.