Gerber Technology today (8 December) named Donny Askin as president of its Software Solutions business.

In this role he will manage the strategic direction of the company's flagship product, the AccuMark pattern design, grading and marker making system and its fast-growing YuniquePLM product lifecycle management solution.

Askin brings extensive technology and software leadership experience to the post. He most recently served as CEO and chairman of Arigo, a venture-backed company that provides private label, global sourcing and trade management supply chain solutions to some of the world's leading retailers, brand owners and wholesalers.

He also founded CommercialWare Inc, a company that integrated online, call centre and brick-and-mortar store transactions for many leading retailers that was acquired in 2006 by Micros Systems.

Working with Askin will be Bill Brewster, who has been overseeing the growth of Gerber's software business since the acquisition of YuniquePLM in December 2009. He will serve as vice president, global sales and marketing for the Software Solutions business.

"I am pleased that Donny and Bill have joined forces to continue to drive the energy and momentum of our software business," noted Marc Giles, president of Gerber Technology.