Ed Gribbin, president of apparel size and fit expert Alvanon, has joined the board of the International Apparel Federation (IAF).

The IAF represents 150,000 companies with members from nearly 40 countries, spanning apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and the supporting industry.

Gribbin will work with the federation to "spur industry advancements, especially in the areas of supply chain efficiency, marketing and merchandising, product development and sizing and fit".

He adds: "I look forward to bringing Alvanon’s knowledge and expertise to IAF’s existing resources in ways that bring a fresh, creative perspective to some of our industry’s most critical issues."

Gribbin also serves on the board of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), and the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA).