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PDP Appoints Specialist Consultant Andrew Dyer To Deliver Worldwide Design & Technology Education Initiatives


(MANCHESTER, UK, 13 February 2012) The Product Development Partnership (“PDP”) today announced further expansion of their UK-based team in line with rapidly-growing demand for consultancy, training and development services.

Andrew Dyer, an apparel industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the design, development, sourcing and branding of garments, joins PDP as a Specialist Consultant.  Drawing on his extensive technological knowledge and unique insight into the product development process, Andrew will focus on delivering comprehensive training to designers and garment technicians around the world, using the industry-standard Adobe Illustrator and other complementary solutions.

In addition to those core design skills, the training initiatives will explain the benefits of data integration between the Adobe Suite and PLM solutions – both Core and E-PLM – as well as outlining best practice methods for data integration and file size reduction.

Working directly with production line teams, fellow designers, and manufacturers the world over, Andrew has been instrumental in the design, sourcing and development of garments for a range of high-street retailers during his career, including: Marks and Spencer, Next, TK Maxx, New Look, BHS, Bay Trading, Top Shop, River Island and Matalan.  Andrew was also responsible for the introduction of computer aided design (or CAD) to the design teams under his management.

“Mirroring the increasing adoption of PLM across our industry, companies of all shapes and sizes are coming to recognise the benefits of technology at every stage of the product lifecycle.  Through our consultancy engagements we have seen Adobe’s solutions become the industry standard for design and development, and we recognised the need for the kind of expert-level education that would enable retailers and brands to realise those benefits.”  Said Mark Harrop, Managing Director of PDP.

“I am thrilled to welcome Andrew to the PDP team; his breadth of experience makes him uniquely suited to delivering our new educational initiatives.  I firmly believe that Andrew will be able to impart a real knowledge of how skills and technology can together transform the right designs into the right products for the right markets.”

By leveraging Andrew’s considerable experience to inform and educate designers and executives alike, PDP hopes to insure its reputation as one of the world’s leaders in PLM consultancy and education for the retail, footwear and apparel industry.

About PDP

The Product Development Partnership – part of the PDP group of companies – provides expert consultation and training services to companies in the retail, footwear and apparel industries who are looking to implement new software or enhance their existing product lifecycle management (“PLM”). With several decades’ combined experience, a unique skill set and global expertise running the gamut from design to delivery, its services are informed, proven and completely impartial.

Find out more at www.pdplimited.com

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.