US: Industry veteran Robinson to lead Simparel sales
Robinson will help fashion companies meet growing challenges
Industry veteran John Robinson has been appointed as senior vice president of sales and marketing at software provider Simparel.
With more than 25 years of fashion and retail business and technology experience, Robinson will help companies meet growing challenges through the use of ERP, PLM and other advanced end-to-end solutions.
Robinson most recently served as vice president of apparel for technology firm Lectra. He has previously held roles at trend forecasting company WGSN and POP-Market.
Industry Veteran John Robinson to Lead Simparel’s Growth
As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Robinson leverages over 25 years of industry experience to help fashion and softgoods companies meet growing challenges and seize business opportunities through the use of ERP, PLM and other advanced end-to-end solutions.
New York, NY - January 28, 2014 - Simparel, Inc. (http://www.simparel.com), a leading developer and marketer of Simparel® end-to-end business solutions for apparel and softgoods retailers, top tier brands and manufacturers, has recruited fashion industry veteran John Robinson to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 25 years of fashion and retail business and technology experience, Robinson will leverage his proven track record to help Simparel clients optimize competitiveness and profitability.
“We are pleased to welcome John to the Simparel team,” said Steve G. Vogel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. While Simparel has been one of the fastest growing technology providers to the industry; we see tremendous opportunity as fashion companies accelerate their adoption of technology to meet increasing industry mandates and enable more efficient market expansion. We know that our clients will benefit from the expertise and best practices that John brings to his new role.”
Robinson previously served as Vice President of Apparel for Lectra (CAD/CAM/PLM), President of Visuality (B2B e-commerce), Vice President of Business Development at WGSN (trend forecasting), and Principal at POP-Market (B2B e-commerce).
“I am pleased with the opportunity to join Simparel and to help take the Company to the next level”, added Robinson. “I was immediately impressed with the close alignment of the Simparel solutions to the needs of the industry. I am proud to be a part of this professional and dedicated team. I look forward to helping many new and existing clients gain the operational speed, visibility and efficiency they need to grow and prosper.”
Robinson joins other Simparel senior management team additions over the past year including the recruitment of Greg Tsirulnik as Chief Information Officer and the appointment of Roberto Mangual as Chief Operating Officer. These three key executives bring common vision and synergy to Simparel based on their extensive fashion experience and deep domain expertise.
Designed specifically for the apparel, footwear, accessories, home furnishings and other softgoods industries, Simparel empowers retailers, brands and manufacturers to reach their full potential by accelerating and improving performance across the entire business and global supply chain. The Simparel Enterprise Solution provides global process visibility, control and collaboration by combining traditionally independent Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Sourcing & Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Warehouse Management (WMS) and other productivity tools into a single fashion-focused business system.
The fully integrated end-to-end functionality of Simparel keeps teams and vendors working together and drives more-timely, better informed decision making across the business. The next-generation Simparel software architecture is simpler to deploy and offers a magnitude of scalability, performance, speed to benefit and total cost of ownership not available in traditional enterprise solutions. Clients routinely report increased agility, flexibility, and responsiveness that result from faster and more efficient product development, sourcing, manufacturing, customer deliveries, inventory and cost controls made possible by Simparel.
For more information, visit http://www.simparel.com.
Original source: Simparel
How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2015, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? China is seen moving higher up the value chain, and near-shoring is...
UK based ladies' and children's wear manufacturer Studio One is implementing the Visual End-2-End software suite to connect and centralise all product information and processes....
French apparel maker Lafodex SA has deployed YuniquePLM to help accelerate workflow, improve collaboration and reduce errors....
Jean-Maurice Férauge has been named managing director of Lectra Japan, with responsibility for developing the company's presence in the country, particularly in the fashion sector....
Organisers of the upcoming Texprocess trade fair say the event in Frankfurt, Germany is almost fully booked, with four months still to go before it opens its doors in May....
Business application software firm Infor has developed the next generation of its Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application....
- Why fast fashion isn't a case of one size fits all
- TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans
- Brexit Trade Focus – How a CANZ-UK FTA stacks up
- How Central America garment sourcing measures up
- How virtual garments could shape fashion retail
- VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70%
- VF confident on "solid" sustainability roadmap
- Ethiopia opens flagship textile and apparel park
- Inditex and Lenzing sign textile waste pact
- EU and US dispute China raw materials duties
- Central America strategic sourcing review - a focus on Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: the EU - June 2016
- Primark Stores Limited: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis
- Luxury Goods Retailing in Europe, 2014-2019 ; Market & Category Expenditure and Forecasts, Trends, and Competitive Landscape