Gerber Aligns Management, Continues Pursuit to Make it Easy For Companies to Embrace Their Digital Reality
Steve Gore Promoted to Senior Vice President of Automation Solutions
With the digital revolution in fashion comes a change to how companies execute their workflow to go from concept to consumer quicker in an effort to stay on trend. The market demands and ever changing consumer tastes are requiring companies to accelerate their adoption of automation and digitization to remain competitive.
With the continued focus on IoT and Industry 4.0, Gerber Technology is pushing design, development and production integration points to the next level. To strengthen these connections, Gerber has appointed Steve Gore as senior vice president of automation solutions, aligning innovation around product development and aftermarket service and support. The realignment further supports Gerber’s effort toward innovating workflow and supply chain processes for the flexible material industries they serve to assist customers to Embrace Their Digital Reality.
“With consistent change in the industry around integration and digitization, promoting Steve Gore, and expanding his responsibility to include our aftermarkets and service, is an integral move. Steve has been an essential part of implementing our integrated Digital Solutions,” stated Mike Elia, CEO at Gerber. “Steve’s passion and commitment to our customers will ensure we continue to provide Gerber’s industry-leading automation products and unparalleled levels of customer support.”
Steve’s team launched Gerber’s entry into IoT back in 2008 with the implementation of GERBERconnect™. While Gerber is continuing to build on its capability, the platform captures countless points of data enabling Gerber’s customers to create dashboard reports to assess manufacturing efficiency. It also allows Gerber technicians to remotely monitor and diagnose a machine’s health in real time to ensure maximum uptime and machine efficiency.
“The customers we support are facing increasing pressures to get their products to market faster and to leverage technology to achieve greater quality and efficiency,” said Steve Gore. “Gerber’s end-to-end solutions and the depth of industry knowledge on my team has me truly energized to strengthen our position as we help our customers embrace industry 4.0 and other key trends that support the digitization of their workflows.”
Gore has served in several senior leadership roles at Gerber including vice president and general manager of Gerber’s Industrial business, vice president of sales for North America and president of the former Gerber Innovations business unit. He joined the company in May 2007 through the acquisition of Boston-based Data Technology, Inc where he was a partner.
About Gerber’s Digital Solutions
Gerber’s Digital Solutions include the newest releases of YuniquePLM® product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark®, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan™. The Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures. Data can easily be passed to the cut room where smart machines, like the GERBERspreader™ XLs series and Gerber Paragon® line of multi-ply GERBERcutters®, can process the order with a simple barcode scan. A closed-loop, end-to-end Digital Solution like Gerber’s, that integrates software and smart machines, allows companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflow necessary to provide insight, maximize throughput, minimize errors and reduce labor costs to be competitive in mass production environments.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.