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IAF names Alvanon chief Ed Gribbin to board of directors
May '15
Ed Gribbin
Ed Gribbin
The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has appointed Ed Gribbin, president of Alvanon, Inc., a clothing size and fit consulting firm, as a director of its board. The IAF said on its website that the announcement was made at its recent board meeting in Frankfurt , Germany by IAF president Rahul Mehta.

The IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and the supporting industry. Members include associations from nearly 40 countries representing over 150,000 companies that provide products and services to the apparel industry.

As president of Alvanon, Inc. Ed Gribbin leads its consulting teams around the globe helping apparel industry clients develop and implement robust data driven growth strategies in disciplines ranging from marketing and merchandising to product development and supply chain.

“The IAF is a force for progress throughout the global apparel industry, and I am truly honored to be named to its board of directors” Gribbin says. “I look forward to bringing Alvanon’s knowledge and expertise to IAF’s existing resources in ways that bring a fresh, creative perspective to some of our industry’s most critical issues. We will work closely with the IAF to spur industry advancements, especially in the areas of supply chain efficiency, marketing and merchandising, product development and sizing and fit.”

In addition to his new role as IAF Board member, Gribbin serves on the board of directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), and the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA).

He is also a member of Fashion Group International, AAFA’s supply chain/product innovation council, the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, ASTM International and the Fashion & Apparel Studies Advisory Board of the University of Delaware . (SH)

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