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Edward A Gribbin, President

Edward A Gribbin

President, Alvanon, Inc.

Edward A. Gribbin is President of Alvanon, Inc., the retail, apparel and fashion industry’s leading consulting firm. Ed leads Alvanon teams around the globe helping fashion industry clients develop and implement growth strategies and solutions in disciplines ranging from marketing and merchandising to product development and supply chain. Ed is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on apparel sizing and fit and serves numerous global organizations dedicated to the success of the retail, apparel and textile sectors.

Ed joined Alvanon in 2006 to launch its strategic consulting practice. Prior to Alvanon, Ed served as President of Intellifit Corporation, where he co-invented the revolutionary Intellifit Body Scanner. As Senior Vice President at Angelica Corporation, Ed managed sales, marketing, design and production for one of the largest corporate-wear companies in the United States.

Ed serves on the Board of Directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the International Apparel Federation (IAF), and the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA). He is also a member of Fashion Group International, the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, ASTM International and the Fashion & Apparel Studies Advisory Council of the University of Delaware.

Ed is a regular opinion contributor to leading industry publications, including Apparel Magazine, Sourcing Journal,  just-style.com, The Robin Report, and Fashion United. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Melbourne Age, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Today Show Australia, National Public Radio, BBC One and BBC Radio 4.

Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. Joseph’s University, was a four-time member of the US National Rowing team and a World Championship medalist; he lives in Merion Station, PA with his wife Georgianne when he is not on a plane, train or boat.