Gerber Technology has expanded its product lifecycle management (PLM) team with the appointment of Michael Lock, who will manage YuniquePLM implementations in retail and consumer goods companies in the UK and Northern Europe.

Lock joins Gerber from software supplier DeSL, where he spent two years handling global PLM installations in the UK, Europe, US and throughout the Asia Pacific. He also spent 14 years at Dewhirst Group where he was IT executive for the ladies' wear business.

"Mike brings a wealth of industry knowledge and PLM experience to his new role," says Peter Bambridge, director of Gerber's Software Solutions business in North Europe.

"His goal is to assist retail and consumer goods companies to improve productivity and profitability throughout the enterprise by helping them successfully implement the appropriate PLM solution for their needs."