Our Staff

Our Management Team Is Here For You

Alfred Cardi, President - Mr. Cardi, “Al” has spent the last 30 years in the formalwear business- you might say he was born into it.    His grandmother started in the bridal industry a half a century ago, paving the way for future generations to branch off into tuxedos.  Al ran a successful retail operation in Bucks County, PA for two decades before moving into wholesale.  During the growth years running his own formalwear business, Al became passionate about the mechanics of production and wholesale caught his attention.  “A strong wholesaler is like a rainmaker”, Al says, “When you understand the industry and are willing to commit to excellent customer service, everything just works.”  The business model for BTW is the same today as it was 30 years ago.  We are passionate about customer service and we are dedicated to your success.   

William Montagnino, Director of Operations - Mr. Montagnino, “Bill” is nationally recognized in the formal wear business for his fashion expertise and industry knowledge.  His career is the result of over 43 years, working with well-known sector leaders including fashion icons such as Lord West earning titles early in his career that include national recognition as top ranking sales representative.  At BTW Bill oversees production and account management.  As a BTW authorized account, you have direct access to Bill’s talent and proven techniques.  Whether you are an experienced retailer that is looking for a spruce up, or you are new to the formalwear industry, let us help you develop that strong and capable retail team that will drive your formalwear business to success.    

Christine Nociti Cardi, JD, CPA -Chief Financial Officer/Advertising Manager - Christine oversees the accounting functions and contract management at BTW.  Christine was introduced to formalwear in the early 1990s when she was an employee of the Cardi family working in the retail store.  Christine handles customer credit, advertising, and other business functions for BTW.

Ray Spingler, Warehouse Manager - Mr. Spingler, “Ray” is the Warehouse Manager at BTW.  Ray oversees shipping, inventory management and quality control for the operation.  Ray is also passionate about formal wear, he too boasts a long career in the business.  Ray experience includes just under ten years at a busy South Jersey retail formalwear business before joining BTW in 2003.  Ray works with the attention to detail that matters, for the last 15 years BTW customers count on Ray for a “job done right”.    

Luz Bourgez, Alteration Manager- Many retail operations handle their own alterations for customers, but if your business focuses on sales instead, BTW offers alteration options so your products are delivered customer ready.  Luz oversees this function as well as any custom work requests.