Warren Hartenstine has moved from his position as head of Gerber Technology's sales team in Western North America to take up a new role at consultancy organisation Walter Wilhelm Associates LLC (WWA).

Mr Hartenstine will establish an East coast office for WWA, which helps apparel and footwear companies streamline their front-end operations from concept to first production.

In addition to his post at Gerber, Warren also held previous positions as founder/CEO of Tower Group, a consulting company providing strategy and management expertise for early-stage technology start-ups, and president of Kennegiesser USA. He has also held senior positions with Cutters Exchange, Sussman and Rubenstein Bros (Canada).

According to Walter T Wilhelm, founder of WWA: "We opened our first European office in the UK in January. We are in the process of setting up an office in San Francisco and now Warren will open one for us on the East coast.

"We don't have titles in WWA but Warren will play a senior role in all aspects of our business going forward."