Gerber Technology Strengthens European PLM Team

Appoints Director of Software Solutions to Focus on Fulfilling the PLM Needs of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies in the U.K. and Northern Europe

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I am delighted to be joining Gerber Technology at an exciting period in the company’s growth. I have been aware for some time that YuniquePLM is the benchmark for ease of use, flexibility, extensibility and scalability.

Tolland, CT, USA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB), announced today that Peter Bambridge has been appointed director of Software Solutions, leading the company’s product lifecycle management (PLM) customer relationship efforts in the U.K. and northern Europe.

For more than two decades, Bambridge has been developing and managing business for software and services companies in the retail and consumer goods manufacturing sector. Most recently he managed Dassault Systemes’ PLM business for retail and consumer goods in northern Europe and, for three years prior to that, served as a global industry analyst focused on PLM solutions at Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Bambridge also managed the European operations of Freeborders, a PLM solutions provider acquired in 2008.

“Peter brings a wealth of industry knowledge and PLM experience to his new role,” said Bill Brewster, president of Gerber’s Software Solutions business. “His focus is always on the customer. He understands that his goal is to assist retail and consumer goods companies improve productivity and profitability throughout the enterprise by helping them implement the appropriate PLM solution for their needs.”

Bambridge has successfully driven business growth for a variety of technology companies focused on retail and consumer goods, such as Oracle, i2 Technologies, Comshare, Intactix and Deloitte Consulting.

Bambridge said, "I am delighted to be joining Gerber Technology at an exciting period in the company’s growth. I have been aware for some time that YuniquePLM is the benchmark for ease of use, flexibility, extensibility and scalability. I look forward to helping to build Gerber’s business across the U.K. and northern Europe, proving to customers and prospects alike that YuniquePLM is the right choice for their business needs."

For more information on YuniquePLM, please visit http://www.gerbertechnology.com/plmsoftwaresuite.htm.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology (http://www.gerbertechnology.com) is comprised of four businesses that serve distinct market segments. These include the Global Software Solutions business which offers the world's leading product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) and CAD automation solutions for the retail, footwear and apparel businesses; the Sewn Products Solutions business which provides textile cutting and spreading systems to apparel and flexible materials manufacturers in all regions of the world; the Composites and Automation Solutions group which serves aerospace, fabrication and construction markets with ply cutting, laser templating and laser metrology solutions; and Gerber Innovations, North America’s only full-line manufacturer of automated cutting hardware for the packaging industry. In all markets, Gerber’s solutions significantly improve productivity and reduce costs.

Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in 129 countries serving nearly 23,000 customers. The company designs and manufactures its products in various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Gerber Technology, visit us on YouTube and LinkedIn.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of three business units of $458 million Gerber Scientific, Inc. (http://www.gerberscientific.com) of Tolland, Connecticut. Gerber Scientific is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.

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