Gerber Strengthens YuniquePLM Team with Appointment of Vice President of Professional Services
(TOLLAND, Conn., USA, May 30, 2012) Gerber Technology welcomes Keith Krystofolsky as vice president of Professional Services for the company’s YuniquePLM™ and webPDM™ software products. He will manage Gerber’s global team of consultants and technical experts through customer implementations and continuous software enhancements.
Krystofolsky brings with him more than a decade of experience working with PLM systems and processes across a number of global, diverse, multi-channel companies. He comes to Gerber from Fifth and Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc.) where he was the director of design and product development systems. Prior to that, he was the manager of product technology at New York & Company, Inc. and an application analyst at Limited Brands.
Donny Askin, president of Gerber’s YuniquePLM business, said, “In the past two years, more than 40 fashion companies throughout North America and Europe have adopted YuniquePLM to drive business growth and process improvement across their organizations. From these successes comes a wealth of “voice of customer” feedback that drives continuous product improvement. Among other things, Keith will serve as the direct liaison between our users and our product development team.”
Krystofolsky said, “I have worked with a number of PLM systems in the past and am delighted to be working with a product that I know is wholeheartedly embraced by people across the fashion industry – designers and IT professionals alike – because it’s intuitive to use, makes it easier to collaborate with partners, and, in the end, helps teams create a more appealing product for the consumer.”
YuniquePLM is the recipient of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Fashion Product Lifecycle Management Product Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan analysts evaluated several PLM contenders based on product features and functionality, product innovation, product acceptance in the marketplace and customer value enhancements. Their findings state, “YuniquePLM is a well-drawn solution created by a team of people from the industry who have hands-on expertise in addressing the needs of the fashion PLM industry across the globe. This has enabled the wide adoption and acceptance of YuniquePLM across various end-users in the fashion industry.”
About Gerber Technology
For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage the product design and manufacturing process. We serve 25,000 customers, including aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles, sheet metal, and transportation interiors companies in 130 countries. Our products help users move faster, at less cost and with the highest quality. Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capitol, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $1 billion of equity capital. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.