NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the appointment of Jeff An as director of professional services for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the company's Shanghai office. Prior to joining Gerber Technology, An served as managing consultant at Accenture and at IBM BGS for 11 years, leading large-scale IT projects in the Chinese apparel industry. An earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai.
China's recent transformation from an export-dependent economy to one driven by internal growth has increased opportunity for both manufacturers and local brands. With this opportunity also comes the need for strong supply chain management, including connecting creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost.
"Gerber Technology has a strong track record of PLM leadership around the world," said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions. "The addition of Jeff An to the team illustrates our commitment to growing our leadership in the Chinese market, which is critical to both local and global customers."
YuniquePLM™ is web-based product lifecycle management software that helps the fashion and apparel industries communicate effectively, accelerate workflows and eliminate errors. YuniquePLM can help Chinese businesses of all sizes accelerate their time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs and samples, and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners.
About Gerber Technology: Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.
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