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Gerber Technology Announces New Appointments

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Gerber Technology announces appointments to four key positions in its product management and global marketing organizations.

Hal Osthus has been appointed executive director of product management, overseeing development of Gerber Technology’s hardware, software and service products. Hal joined Gerber Technology in 1984 with the acquisition of RPN Systems which became the company’s GERBERmover product line, and subsequently served as general manager, Computerized Manufacturing Systems and Cutting Edge Systems (CMS/CES). In 1998 Hal was appointed director, CAD/CAM/CMS marketing services and in 2001 he joined the newly formed product management group as director, hardware product management. Hal holds several U.S. and foreign patents on both mechanical and software innovations.

Todd Rhodes has been appointed director, hardware systems product management. Todd comes to Gerber Technology from sister company Gerber Coburn, where he held the position of director, product management. In his new role, Todd will oversee product management for four of Gerber Technology’s hardware-based product lines: multi-ply cutters, spreaders, single-ply cutters, and plotters & peripherals. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University (Ohio).

Jessica Hunt joins Gerber Technology as regional marketing manager, Americas. In this role, Jessica will oversee the development and implementation of the regional marketing plan for the Americas, including direct marketing and telemarketing initiatives, to achieve overall sales and business objectives. Jessica has both sales and marketing management experience, most recently as eastern region district sales manager for Dot Foods, Inc. and, previous to that, manager, marketing operations for Digitas, Inc. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois University.

Cheryl Tuttle joins Gerber Technology as public relations specialist, responsible for management of Gerber Technology’s public relations activities worldwide. Cheryl most recently managed the corporate publishing and public relations functions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Cheryl holds a graduate degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College.

**************************** 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.

December 2004

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