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Christopher Young Joins Visual Next as Director of Business Development


Montreal, QC Canada June 27th, 2017 — Visual Next is proud to welcome Christopher Young as Director of Business Development. Christopher will leverage his decades-long sales experience in the semiconductor and software industries to support Visual Next as it continues to develop End2End software solutions for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry.

Charles Benoualid, Visual Next’s CEO and VP of Research and Development, proclaimed, “Christopher’s breadth of experience will be a valuable asset to the Visual team as we continue on as leaders of RFA software. It is important for us to seek out individuals that not only have a suitable, results-driven background, but that fit well into our company culture. We are confident that his appointment will be very beneficial for our present and future clients.”

Christopher’s combination of computer engineering, technical sales, and direct-sales experience uniquely positions him to effectively further Visual Next’s growth objectives. Highly motivated and with a strong appreciation for business processes, Christopher will lead the sales organization at Visual Next, manage territory growth globally, coordinate software demonstration activities, and engage in on-going customer account management.

“Apparel is a really interesting industry to be in right now. Historically and still today, clothing has had both an everyday role in protecting us from weather as well as a higher aesthetic role as a cultural artifact, not to mention its important social function. In addition to those already important roles, clothing is becoming a locus for new technological innovations, not just in the clothing itself but also in the background: in its design, manufacture‎ and distribution. To be part of helping apparel manufacturers become more competitive at this particular point in history is an exciting opportunity.”

Christopher will be responsible for representing Visual Next internationally, ensuring a stellar customer service experience for all clients, and positioning Visual Next amongst established and start-up retail, fashion, and apparel enterprises.

About Visual Next

Visual Next provides End2End software to apparel, footwear and fashion accessory companies. More than 500 companies around the world take advantage of Visual Next’s advanced ERP, PLM, supply chain management, warehouse optimization and business intelligence software.


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