Simparel Names Fashion Sales Executive Jill Powers to Lead West Coast Efforts

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The fast growing apparel and fashion ERP, PLM and Enterprise Solutions provider is expanding its Southern California-based team to meet increasing demand across the Western U.S. Ms. Powers brings more than twenty years of industry experience to her newly created role of Strategic Accounts Director.

Simparel, Inc. (, leaders in next-generation Enterprise Solutions for fashion and consumer goods brands, manufacturers and retailers, has recruited enterprise sales executive Jill M. (Simmons) Powers to lead Western U.S. business development efforts in the newly formed position of Strategic Accounts Director. Working from her Southern California base, Ms. Powers will focus her more than twenty years of industry experience and sales leadership to help apparel and other fashion-related companies in the region identify and leverage the business improvements available through the latest in ERP, PLM, SCM and other IT solutions.    

“We are excited to have Jill joining the Simparel team,” said John Robinson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Having known and worked with her for many years, I am confident that our current and future clients will benefit from her expertise and professional approach. With her help, we look forward to expanding our footprint in the fast-changing and competitive West Coast market.”

Powers most recently served as Senior Account Executive for merchandise management solutions provider 7thonline. She previously held a number of executive-level management and sales positions with CAD, CAM, and PLM providers Gerber Technology, Lectra, and EAT Inc.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to join Simparel in a period of rapid growth,” noted Powers. “Working together with the local and national Simparel teams, I look forward to growing the business here by helping our brands, manufacturers and retailers achieve the business improvements needed to build and sustain their competitiveness in the market.”

Jill holds a B.S. in Textile Management from Clemson University and a MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

About Simparel

Designed for the apparel, footwear, accessories, home furnishings and other soft goods industries, Simparel empowers brands, manufacturers and vertical retailers to reach their full potential by accelerating and improving performance across the entire business and global supply chain. The Simparel Enterprise Solution provides global process visibility, control and collaboration by combining traditionally independent Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Sourcing & Supply Chain Management (SCM), Materials Requirements and Manufacturing Planning (MRP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Warehouse Management (WMS) and other productivity tools into a single, fashion-focused business system.

The fully integrated end-to-end functionality of Simparel keeps teams and vendors working on the same page. Real-time visibility into product development, orders, inventories, production and supply chain processes enables users to make more informed decisions - faster - across the entire business. The next-generation Simparel software architecture is simpler to deploy and offers greater scalability, performance and total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise solutions. Clients routinely report cost reductions and increased agility and responsiveness across their product development, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and other business processes with Simparel. For more information, visit

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