NEW YORK - April 22, 2014 - Alvanon, the world's leading apparel size and fit expert, has announced that its president, Ed Gribbin and Don Howard, executive director of its AlvaInsight consultancy division have both been invited to present at Texprocess Americas 2014, North America's largest exhibition of equipment and technology for the development, sourcing and production of sewn products.
presentation, entitled "How technology and process modernization are lowering costs and shortening lead times," will feature in the Texprocess Americas Symposium in the "Fit, sizing and virtual try-on technologies" session on Tuesday, May 13th from 9.30 to 11.30 am.
In addition to Ed Gribbin, there will be featured presentations from session host Dr. Mike Fralix, CEO of [TC]2 and guest contributors Yoram Burg, president, OptiTex USA; Luis Velázquez, business consultant, Lectra; and Michael Van Genabith of Human Solutions North America.
, Inc. is generally regarded throughout the global apparel industry as the world's foremost authority on apparel sizing and fit and serves numerous global organizations dedicated to the success of the retail, apparel and textile sectors.
teams around the globe helping fashion industry clients optimize their fit, sizing and product development strategies.
He joined Alvanon in 2006 to launch the AlvaInsight strategic consulting division.
At Alvanon he
has played an outstanding role in developing global fit strategies based on the 3D body shape data analysis of over 300,000 consumers.
expert advice on improved fit strategies has secured consultancy contracts with some of the world's largest brands and retailers in the fashion, lingerie, sportswear, swimwear, corporate clothing and mail order sectors.
Ed Gribbin currently operates from the group's head office in New York and regional offices in the UK , Hong Kong and Germany . Prior to Alvanon, Ed served as president of Intellifit Corporation, where he co-invented the revolutionary Intellifit Body Scanner.
As senior vice president at Angelica Corporation, Ed managed sales, marketing, design and production for one of the largest corporate-wear companies in the US.