Impactiva, the quality assurance and supply chain solutions provider for the apparel, footwear and accessories sectors, has tapped industry veteran Ed Gribbin as its Chief Engagement Officer.
Gribbin worked at apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon for 12 years including seven years as President. Last year he launched Gribbin Strategic, his new boutique consultancy firm.
In his newly created role, Gribbin will lead the company’s global business development team work with various brands, retailers and manufacturers globally in quality optimization, continuous improvement and supply chain innovation.
Jose Suarez, Founder and CEO, Impactiva said, “During this time of disruptive; change in our industry’s supply chain, there is no better person to lead Impactiva’s business development.” He added that Ed is a proven transformational leader with the ability to listen to the needs of the new generation of consumers and translate these to the paradigm shift needed on the shop floor. His vision for Industry 4.0 will propel Impactiva as the company enters the next chapter of innovation and growth.
“When I first learned about the next-generation, digital supply chain solutions Jose and his team were building, I knew I wanted to contribute and be a part of what will be a true industry transformation. I have been involved in developing and implementing product development and supply chain solutions for years, often lamenting how slow we were, as an industry, to embrace change and innovation. With Impactiva’s philosophy, vision, focus on education and talented team, I feel that I can help to build a brighter, more transparent future not only for brands, retailers and their customers but also for the millions of artisans who make what we wear.” – Ed Gribbin, Chief Engagement Officer, Impactiva
Impactiva was founded in 2003 and utilises lean manufacturing principles to optimise factories processes, provide on-site quality assurance, quality control as well as deliver significant improvements in efficiency, flexibility, quality and most importantly cost.