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Gerber Technology Appoints

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Gerber Technology announces the appointment of Holly Beum as director, software product management. In this position, Holly will oversee product management for all of Gerber Technology’s software products including its industry-leading WebPDM™ and AccuMark™ solutions.

Holly has over twenty years experience in the design, application and marketing of automation systems. She was the founder of Interface Technologies and has been an independent consultant since 1996. She provided strategic planning and data security consulting to manufacturing automation, e-commerce and financial companies. Her customers included General Electric, Omron, International Trust Services and Yale University. Previously, she held product marketing and market development positions at Rockwell International, General Electric and Canberra Industries. At Rockwell she developed PanelView, which became the global leader in graphic workstations for industrial automation. Holly has a B.A in Physics from Kenyon College, performed doctoral work at Indiana University and is a graduate of the Strategic Market Management program at Harvard Business School.

According to Hal Osthus, executive director, product management, “Holly brings with her a wealth of experience in product development and management. With her background in automation solutions, she will be a great asset to Gerber as we continue to deliver innovative software solutions that address the needs of our customers.”

**************************** About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com), a business unit of $517 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for manufacturers and retailers in the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production, and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in 117 countries serving a total of over 16,000 customers through seven Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (www.gerberscientific.com) of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.

Posted April 2005

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