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Gerber Innovations appoints Don Skenderian to sales director

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Gerber Innovations appoints Don Skenderian to sales director

January 08, 2013 - 02:25

TOLLAND, CT, Jan. 8, 2013 (Press Release) -Gerber Innovations, a leading manufacturer of computer-controlled cutting systems for the packaging and graphics industries, has appointed Don Skenderian as director of Sales. Don has more than four decades of experience in business development, sales, marketing and product architecture.

Skenderian joined Gerber Innovations earlier this year as senior product manager. Prior to this, he was vice president of Sales for Belgium-based Esko-Graphics and, before that, was employed by Data Technology, Inc., a company acquired by Gerber in 2007. During his tenure as vice president of Sales at Data Technology, revenue grew 150 percent. Earlier in his career, Skenderian worked for General Electric in an industrial sales and engineering capacity.

Skenderian was instrumental in the conception and planning of the very first automatic cutting systems designed for the packaging industry. Since then, he has been instrumental in continuously gathering voice of the customer feedback to determine which features users need and ensuring that modern systems deliver that functionality in the most efficient and cost effective way.

“I am honored to be a part of the Gerber family – a company that pioneered automated cutting technology more than 40 years ago and which has been a world-leading manufacturer since then,” said Skenderian. “Gerber has a presence in more than 130 countries and manufactures on a global basis. Gerber Innovations serves the global packaging industry with cutting systems it manufactures in the United States.”

Skenderian holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and studied advanced control systems at Purdue University. He is a long-time member of the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking.

About Gerber Innovations

Gerber Innovations (formerly known as Data Technology) is North America’s only full-line manufacturer of automated cutting hardware for the design, die making and short-run production segments of the packaging industry. With more than 4,000 systems in service worldwide today, Gerber Innovations has the expertise, the resources and the know-how to meet all the sample making, die making and short-run production cutting needs for corrugated containers, folding cartons, point-of-purchase displays, protective packaging and more

Gerber Innovations is part of Gerber Technology, which, for more than four decades, has been the world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage the product design and manufacturing process. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries. Gerber’s products help users move faster, at less cost and with the highest quality.

Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit for more information.