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Optitex Strengthens Leadership with Appointment of New VP Sales and VP Finance & Operations

Key fashion software industry professional joins the global Optitex
management team

Tel Aviv, Israel, July 22, 2021 – Optitex®, a global provider of integrated end-to-end 2D & 3D CAD/CAM software solutions for the fashion and apparel industry, is pleased to announce the recent leadership appointments of Richard Jessup, VP Sales, and Tom Aziel, VP Finance & Operations, who have joined the Optitex management team.

In keeping with Optitex’s consistent growth strategy, the new appointments will serve to strengthen and further expand Optitex’s global customer base, and its penetration into new global markets. This is best exemplified by the recent onboarding of Richard Jessup. Richard brings over two decades of rich fashion, automotive, and upholstery CAD software experience and expertise, combined with both enterprise level software and technology-based capital goods. A sales savvy industry professional, prior to joining Optitex, he held the position of Sales Director, EMEA at Gerber Technology, and earlier, at Lectra, as Sales Director, UK & Ireland, where he built, developed, and managed the regional sales team.

Tom Aziel, Optitex’s recently appointed VP Finance & Operations, brings over a decade of experience in the financial sector, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Optitex, Tom served as the Director of Finance, and earlier, as the Controller at Vayyar Imaging, a leading semiconductor company. Earlier in his career, he held the position of Senior Associate in the Hi-Tech Assurance division at Ernst & Young.

Optitex CEO, Amir Lehr, commented, “I am confident that the nomination of both Richard and Tom, will significantly strengthen our leadership, and bring immeasurable added value to the Optitex management team, to our global operations, and to our customers. We invite all of our valued customers to contact Richard directly at richard.jessup@optitex.com, with any and all sales related questions, requests, or comments.”