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Gerber Technology appoints new Vice President of automation solutions

The realignment is said to further support Gerber’s effort toward innovating workflow and supply chain processes for the flexible material industries.

2nd May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tolland, CT

Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace, Packaging, Interiors

Steve Gore, senior Vice President of automation solutions. © Gerber TechnologyWith the digital revolution in fashion comes a change to how companies execute their workflow to go from concept to consumer quicker in an effort to stay on trend. The market demands and ever changing consumer tastes are requiring companies to accelerate their adoption of automation and digitisation to remain competitive.

With the continued focus on IoT and Industry 4.0, Gerber Technology has appointed Steve Gore as senior Vice President of automation solutions, aligning innovation around product development and aftermarket service and support. The realignment is said to further support Gerber’s effort toward innovating workflow and supply chain processes for the flexible material industries.

“With consistent change in the industry around integration and digitisation, promoting Steve Gore, and expanding his responsibility to include our aftermarkets and service, is an integral move. Steve has been an essential part of implementing our integrated Digital Solutions,” commented Mike Elia, CEO at Gerber. “Steve’s passion and commitment to our customers will ensure we continue to provide Gerber’s industry-leading automation products and unparalleled levels of customer support.”


Steve’s team launched Gerber’s entry into IoT back in 2008 with the implementation of GERBERconnect. While Gerber is continuing to build on its capability, the platform captures countless points of data enabling Gerber’s customers to create dashboard reports to assess manufacturing efficiency. It also allows Gerber technicians to remotely monitor and diagnose a machine’s health in real time to ensure maximum uptime and machine efficiency.

“The customers we support are facing increasing pressures to get their products to market faster and to leverage technology to achieve greater quality and efficiency,” said Steve Gore. “Gerber’s end-to-end solutions and the depth of industry knowledge on my team has me truly energised to strengthen our position as we help our customers embrace industry 4.0 and other key trends that support the digitisation of their workflows.”

Steve Gore has served in several senior leadership roles at Gerber including Vice President and General Manager of Gerber’s Industrial business, Vice President of Sales for North America and President of the former Gerber Innovations business unit. He joined the company in May 2007 through the acquisition of Boston-based Data Technology, where he was a partner.

Gerber’s Digital Solutions

Gerber’s Digital Solutions include the newest releases of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark, the pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan.

The Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures. Data can easily be passed to the cut room where smart machines, like the GERBERspreader XLs series and Gerber Paragon line of multi-ply GERBERcutters, can process the order with a simple barcode scan.

“A closed-loop, end-to-end Digital Solution like Gerber’s, that integrates software and smart machines, allows companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflow necessary to provide insight, maximise throughput, minimise errors and reduce labour costs to be competitive in mass production environments,” the company reports.


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