Simon Fernandes joins Impactiva as Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa
November 13, 2019
Miami, FL 13 November, 2019 – Impactiva, the leading quality assurance and supply chain solutions provider for the apparel, footwear and accessories sectors today announced the appointment of Simon Fernandes as Regional Director in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Simon will help grow the company’s business development efforts in the areas of quality optimization, continuous improvement and supply chain innovation.
“I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to work with Simon for nearly 12 years prior to joining Impactiva. His experience and strong industry relationships throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are amazing, but I think it’s his passion for developing creative solutions and exceeding customer expectations is what really sets him apart. Simon is the consummate professional and the perfect complement to our global team of outstanding sales specialists at Impactiva,” said Ed Gribbin, Chief Engagement Officer for Impactiva.
About Simon Fernandes:
Simon started his career in Italy in 1989; designing and producing fabrics for a textile mills converter, Minifil and subsequently MasterTrend; supplying most of the mid to high end Italian clothing brands before moving into garment production there. After 10 years in Italy, Simon returned to the UK and started his own consulting business; working for companies both on and offshore; dealing in textiles, garment production through to design services before joining Alvanon. During his 12 year tenure there, Simon worked with clients across multiple, international regions; to help them identify the challenges they face with their strategic growth plans and day to day business operations. Simon identified and advised them on the most relevant solutions and tools that would support their strategic growth objectives. Now, with 30 years of experience in the Apparel world, Simon is starting a new chapter with Impactiva.
Founded in 2003, Impactiva has been a partner of choice for major brands and retailers for improving their Supply-Chain. The company utilizes lean manufacturing principles to optimize factories’ processes, provide on-site quality assurance, quality-control, and deliver significant improvements in efficiency, quality, flexibility and cost.
Known for their rigorous recruiting process and world-class learning centers in Chennai, India, and Dongguan, China; Impactiva attracts the industry’s best, most ethical professionals who provide clients with cost-saving, forward-thinking insights, a dedication to continuous improvement, and unmatched integrity, honesty and ethics. Dedicated to creating innovative production solutions for the footwear and apparel industries, the company has recently launched vaēso: a SaaS platform that is modernizing retailers and brands’ manufacturing ecosystems by providing real time quality and productive performance data.