About Us

With over 25+ years of industry experience.


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Fernando Padilla

Founder & President

After more than 22 years in the garment manufacturing & embroidery equipment industry, Fernando Padilla and Stitch City Industries have been recognized as a global innovator and leader in his field.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute of Technology in 1988 & continued on to Cal State Fullerton.  Fernando held key positions with Barudan America in Greensboro NC, Tajima West in Los Angeles CA & Hirsch International in Hauppauge NY – all embroidery equipment manufacturers and distributors.

1999 when the North American FreeTrade Act changed the manufacturing landscape in the USA, Fernando formed Stitch City Industries, an international export company of preowned embroidery machines. Shortly thereafter he cemented a distribution relationship with Brother International, a global presence of sewing and embroidery equipment.

In 2005 Brother International unveiled direct to garment printers, a new exciting t-shirt printing platform. Padilla recognized the new emerging “Print On Demand” manufacturing environment & used his years of technology expertise to his advantage with this creative technology.

“Printing onto t-shirts is a given with these new printers” commented Padilla. “We needed to differentiate ourselves by thinking beyond this simple substrate and began the sketching, tweaking and long hours of development”.

As a result Padilla is now recognized as an innovator of garment printing technology by expanding the capabilities. His patented inventions include footwear, headwear, mammoth and numerous other applications for the Brother Garment GT782 and GT541 printers – all industry firsts!

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Meet The Team

Arnold Gil

Arnold Gil

Sales & Customer Support

An avid Dodger fan, Arnold graduated in 1989 from Whittier College with a BA in business administration.  He worked in the banking industry as operations manager for Lincoln Savings, Washington Mutual & Chase.  Customer service oriented, Arnold also worked as help desk manger for the View Sonic Corporation, Inc.  & has been an independent computer consultant for 3 years.  He is a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) who can demonstrate technical & customer service skills in troubleshooting hardware & software operation issues in Microsoft Windows environments.  Arnold is also a Brother Cerified Technician.

To reach Arnold, please call 844.647.9504
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Destiny Isenberg

Marketing Manager

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To reach Desi, please call 844.647.9504
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Johnny Chavez


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Memorial Day

“We will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. Orders placed on May 26th and received before 1:00 P.M. should ship the same day. Orders placed after that date will be shipped the next business day Tuesday, May 30th.