Software vendor Visual 2000 International is teaming up with fashion industry veteran Joe Facenda to expand its PLM, ERP and supply chain management tools to apparel and footwear firms in the western United States. 

Under the arrangement, Mr Facenda and his team will market, implement, and support the Visual, Visual 2000 ERP and Visual solutions in California and surrounding states.

“This west coast office is part of our global business expansion initiative for 2010,” explains Charles Benoualid, vice president of research and development at Visual 2000.

Based in Los Angeles, Mr Facenda has served in management positions with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), Essentus (now Jesta IS), and SAP reseller Metamor (now Ciber).

He was most recently vice president of sales for global trade and supply chain management company TradeCard Inc, and is a founding member and former chair of the AAFA Supply Chain Leadership Committee and former director of SEAMS.