Zweave appoints Laura McCann-Ramsey as Chief Executive Officer
3 January 2008 | News | Source: Zweave Inc
Zweave, Inc., announced today the appointment of Laura McCann-Ramsey as Chief Executive Officer. Mrs. McCann-Ramsey Zweave’s Founder has been President of the company since 2001 and responsible for executing Zweave’s vision in commercial and federal markets.
“Laura is a leader in Apparel PLM since 1999. As the founder of Zweave her focus in designing tools to address the complexity of product development organization’s won Zweave seven Small Business Innovation Research Grants from the Department of Defense to develop PLM for apparel and consumer products” said David Buck Zweave’s past CEO and currently Chairman of Zweave’s Board.
“Zweave will be the On-demand PLM leader in this market says McCann-Ramsey and I bring to the Zweave team the talent and expertise required to grow an international software company. My expertise in on-demand PLM, product development and business process improvement is unique,” says McCann-Ramsey.
Prior to founding Zweave, Laura was Founder and CEO of Fashion Express Worldwide and FX Asia, Private Label Buying Offices, developing apparel products for vertical retailers. As CEO and Creative Director of FX, Laura expanded her business into a global private label sourcing business with offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China serving the leading vertical retail brands in the United States. Laura directed operations for these businesses and managed product development and sourcing activities. Laura founded Zweave to fulfill the technology gap she experienced as an apparel product developer. Zweave is Laura’s third startup.
Laura holds a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design from Parson’s School of Design and is a graduate of several Executive Management programs including MIT’s “Birthing of Giants” and Leadership America. Laura is an author and frequent speaker on the topic of Design Automation, Product Development and Sourcing for the Fashion Industry. She has presented at numerous industry conferences including The National Retail Federation Super Show, WWD Teens and Tweens Summit, ASAP Global Sourcing Show, ASTM standards conference, and NYNMA. Laura has been featured in articles on Apparel technology and entrepreneurship including Success, Fortune, Entrepreneurs, MSI, Apparel Magazine, WWD, and Bobbin. McCann has been featured on CNN fn, Entrepreneurs Only on NPR, NY-1, and was featured in Money Hunt’s technology profile pilot.
“Mr. Buck has been pivotal to the company's success over the past seven years; he will continue to play a pivotal role in the company’s next stage of development” says Mrs.McCann. Mr. Buck said “Zweave has talented and committed management, a strong technology portfolio and excellent industry domain expertise in fashion product development. We will draw on these attributes and strengths, enhance them with new capabilities and continue to improve our market position in the product development technology market worldwide."
Zweave, Inc. is a leader in on-demand Design Automation Software, serving the needs of federal and consumer product development organizations. For the thousands of people working in organizations that design, source and manufacture clothing, footwear, equipment, textiles and consumer products, Zweave’s software solutions make it as easy as possible to share and manage product development information anywhere, anytime.
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