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Professor Eitan Grinspun joins Optitex's Advisory Board
Jun '14
Optitex, the leading provider of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM and Virtual Prototyping software solutions announced the joining of Professor Eitan Grinspun to its Advisory Board.
Professor Grinspun was named one of the “Brilliant Ten” Scientists of 2011 by Popular Science Magazine, and one of the Most Creative People in Business and Innovation by Fast Company Magazine in 2013. Professor Grinspun is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he serves as the Director of the Columbia Computer Graphics Group. Eitan is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and NSF CAREER Award recipient, and was previously an NVIDIA Fellow.
“Realistic 3D representations will take a growing role in the internal conversation within Apparel industry brands, and between the various stakeholders in the ecosystem” said Asaf Landau, Optitex CEO, “With Eitan’s track record and expertise in engineering, simulation, and computer graphics, Optitex will strengthen its Research & Development and deliver 3D virtual samples that are even easier to make, and have a more realistic look & feel to the garments’ fabric, texture and colorways.”
“I am delighted to join the Optitex Advisory Board and the Optitex technology team. Optitex is the leader in garment design and virtual prototyping software, and has a bold and inspired vision for driving an evolution in the industry with its technology.  I find it to be a special opportunity for me to join this amazing team” said Professor Grinspun. “I am excited to be working with Optitex in porting recent advances in the film, visual effects, and engineering industries into significant innovations in the ease and authenticity of draped, visually compelling and animated clothing.”
About Optitex
Optitex develops innovative, user-friendly 2D and 3D CAD solutions for all cut-fabric and fashion-related industries. Optitex solutions are designed to facilitate collaboration among partners throughout the manufacturing process. Optitex is also active in e-commerce, providing online sales tools to promote branding and customer loyalty. As the industry standard, Optitex is a cornerstone of design training with installations in universities and educational centers worldwide. Optitex products are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs.


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