Fredric K Rosen, the former chairman of Gerber Technology Inc, has taken up the position of vice president global business development and technology at merchandising systems supplier Paxar Corporation.

He will report to Paul J Griswold, president and chief executive officer.

From 1988 to 2001 Mr Rosen held the position of president and CEO at Gerber Technology. During that time he was instrumental in building the business into an industry leader in the manufacture of CAD/CAM equipment and information systems for apparel, automotive and other industrial applications.

Paul J Griswold said: "As Paxar continues to focus on strengthening our customer relationships and finding new ways to deliver value thoughout the retail supply chain, Fred's knowledge and experience will play an important role."