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Visual 2000 Appoints Fashion Veteran Tony Walker as European Sales Director

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Visual 2000Walker brings deep fashion retail, manufacturing, and technology expertise to the newly created position. He will leverage more than 20-years of experience to help companies across Europe benefit from Visual 2000’s End-2-End Solutions to streamline business processes, reduce product costs, and increase supply chain visibility. 

(MONTREAL, QC CANADA, 09 MARCH, 2011) Visual 2000 International Inc. has named Tony Walker to the newly created position of European Sales Director. Mr. Walker brings more than twenty years of experience in the fashion   industry; including retail store management, manufacturing management, and PLM project and account management the post. From his UK base, Walker will market and sell the company’s comprehensive range of product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), and other End-2-End software solutions across the European fashion industry.

“We are pleased to have Tony join the Visual 2000 team,” said Vice President of Research and Development Charles Benoualid. “The European fashion industry is stabilizing after a prolonged economic downturn.  More than ever before, fashion companies are recognizing the need to adopt and upgrade ERP, PLM, and other technologies to speed business processes and improve efficiency. Tony brings the depth of industry experience and understanding that will make him a valuable asset to our customers in Europe.”

In addition to managing a retail store, Walker owned and operated a specialty sports retail business for more than six years. His manufacturing experience includes materials management and logistics positions for companies supplying merchandise to major UK retailers. Prior to joining Visual 2000, Walker operated a technology consulting business and served in a variety of account and PLM project management roles during his five-year tenure with Gerber Technology.

“I look forward to bringing the Visual 2000 line of IT comprehensive solutions to the European market”, noted Walker. “With the most robust set of out-of-the-box capabilities available anywhere, Visual PLM.net® promises to be the perfect fit for fashion companies that are looking to streamline product development timelines, reduce product costs, and improve supply chain collaboration. I will leverage all my industry experience to help European retailers, brand manufacturers, and suppliers as they overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities in front of them.”

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.