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Gerber Technology Strengthens European PLM Team

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

Gerber(TOLLAND, USA, MAY 11, 2011) Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc., 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.” 

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.