USA: Gerber’s Sam Simpson retires after 47 years of leadership
Sam Simpson, Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts at Gerber Technology, has announced his retirement.
The veteran will, however, continue to assist Gerber Technology as a Consultant and provide updates on trending customer needs and oversight on software compliance. He will also help the company, which currently serves its 78,000 customers in about 130 countries worldwide, maintain and strengthen its key partnerships in the sewn industry.
Sam has been an integral part of the sewn product industry since the last 47 years. He started his career at G& H Manufacturing Co., where he was a part of the group that developed the first ever automated grading and marking system, and laser cutter for the apparel industry. He later joined Gerber Technology, where he held various technical and marketing roles and was also designated as Vice President/ General Manager of The Americas, Vice President of Global Sales, Director/ General Manager of The International Division. He also played a key role in the company’s international business expansion operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside Sam and learn about the industry. Sam’s knowledge of the industry, customers and markets is unparalleled and we thank him for his years of service,” said Peter Morrissey, Senior Vice President Global Sales at Gerber.
Furthermore, Sam will continue to serve as Chairman at Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas ( SPESA).
Sam Simpson will continue to assist Gerber Technology as a Consultant