Spirit Award Recipient, 2012
Best of the Best Judge
At age 16, Chris Ma started handling importing/exporting with his father. His first job was setting up corrugated cardboard importing from the USA to Taiwan. He entered college at age 17, graduated by 19 and immediately started working for a LED sign manufacturer. Within 9 months, he became the national sales manager. Between 1999 and 2003, he helped grow the business from $1.5 million to $10 million in revenue. To continue this substantial growth, he realized the need for quicker lead times and better product options. However, the company he was working for did not want to change. As a result, Chris struck out on his own to create Vantage LED, the fastest growing U.S. based manufacturer of innovative high quality LED signage & software.