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Centric Software est l’éditeur de solutions PLM  leader du marché, pour les secteurs de la mode, de la distribution, de la chaussure, du luxe, des loisirs de plein air et des produits de grande consommation.

Centric a pour mission de répondre aux besoins des entreprises de la distribution, de la mode, de la chaussure, du luxe, des loisirs de plein air et des produits de grande consommation en matière de développement des produits. Comment y parvenons-nous ? En fournissant des solutions intuitives, faciles à utiliser et entièrement basées sur le Web, qui proposent une approche intégrée à la gestion du cycle de vie des produits au travers de tous les processus concernés – depuis la planification des collections à la conception technique et à l’approvisionnement global, en passant par la gestion des calendriers, des matières et de la qualité, jusqu’au point de vente. Des applications mobiles innovantes, intégrées à la solution PLM, permettent à votre équipe de rester toujours connectée pour capturer l’inspiration lorsqu’elle se présente, gérer le développement des produits au bon moment et piloter vos processus en toute sérenité.


Une équipe d'experts

Chris Groves

Chris Groves


Chris Groves, CEO

Chris Groves joined Centric Software in 1997 as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for global strategic direction and business strategy. Chris is a highly accomplished international business executive with over 20 years of successful experience in building and managing global technology companies.

Before coming to Centric, Chris was VP and GM of Computervision’s Workgroup Products business unit in Boston, where he drove rapid growth of the company’s industry leading product data management software. The business unit served global customers in the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries. Chris also held executive positions within Computervision’s marketing, operations and indirect sales organizations.

Previously, Chris held various executive roles at cellular pioneer Novatel Communications, including SVP of Product Development and VP of Manufacturing. Chris began his career as a research and development manager at Mitel Semiconductor. He received a BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Executive PMD Program at Harvard Business School.

Ravi Rangan

Ravi Rangan


Ravi Rangan, CTO

Ravi Rangan joined Centric as Chief Technology Officer through the acquisition of Product Sight Corporation in 2006. Ravi is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy. Ravi is a highly acclaimed expert in PLM technology including enterprise-scale product structure and configuration management, search-based applications and process-driven system design automation in automotive, aerospace, high technology and medical device industries.

Ravi was the CTO of Product Sight Corporation, a company he co-founded to address process-aware product lifecycle applications for the PLM market. He previously served as a Worldwide Corporate Director for SDRC’s ExperTeam program (now UGS), and worked as the Founding Technical Director of SDRC’s Enterprise Solution Center and on-site Metaphase solution architect with The Boeing Company’s « Define and Control Aircraft Configuration/ Manufacturing Resource Management (DCAC/MRM) Program », providing leadership to the architecture, design, and implementation phases of the program.

Ravi has published extensively, led symposia, panels and tutorials in the areas of business process modeling, systems architecture, design automation, and knowledge management. He serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) CIE Division, and is a founding member of the ASME’s JCISE editorial board, and a reviewer for several journals. Ravi completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in engineering information management, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990 and was inducted into its Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2008.

Ron Watson

Ron Watson

VP Product Development

Ron Watson, VP Product Development

Ron Watson joined Centric Software in August 1998. Ron leads product strategy and execution for Centric Software’s Centric 8 suite of PLM solutions for fashion and fast-moving consumer goods. He brings twenty years of experience focused on developing and delivering ‘voice-of-the-customer’ solutions. Before joining Centric Software Ron was principal partner in a private company, specialized in the application of workflow solutions to drive business process efficiency. From 1994 to 1996 Ron ran the Rapid Application Development (RAD) team for Computervision’s product data management (PDM) group.

In addition Ron has held various senior level positions at Texas Instruments semiconductor and GIS divisions and at Prime Computer, Inc. where he gained global experience leading their International New Product Introduction Services group. Ron earned a BSc (Honors) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.

Alice Gerbel

Alice Gerbel

VP Finance & Administration

Alice Gerbel, VP Finance & Administration

Alice Gerbel joined Centric in January 2000. She is responsible for the finance, accounting and administrative functions of the company.

Before joining Centric, Alice held previous positions as a Senior Financial Analyst at Intellisys Group and as the Accounting Manager at New Focus, Inc. Alice is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Laurent Dubuisson

Laurent Dubuisson

VP EMEA, Client Services

Laurent Dubuisson, VP EMEA, Client Services

Laurent Dubuisson joined Centric in August 2000.
He is currently responsible for all pre- and post-sales and customer support throughout Europe.

Since joining Centric, Laurent has been instrumental in helping the company grow in Europe to become the global leader of PLM solutions for retail, fashion, footwear and luxury goods makers that it is today.
Before joining Centric, Laurent held pre- and post-sales roles at SDRC UK Ltd (now known as Siemens Software).

Laurent attended French Institute for Advanced Mechanics in Clermont Ferrand. He holds a Master Degree in Product Structure Analysis. Laurent is based out of Centric’s Paris office.

Fabrice Canonge

Fabrice Canonge

Executive Vice-President Global Sales & Marketing

Fabrice Canonge, Executive Vice-President Global Sales & Marketing

Fabrice Canonge joined Centric Software in 2004. He leads field operations globally.
With more than 15 years of experience in business development for software companies, Fabrice has particular expertise in the apparel, high-fashion and luxury goods industries. He has played a major role in the growth of Centric, and particularly in the acquisition of key European customers.

Before joining Centric, Fabrice held the position of vice president, sales and marketing, for DynaSys S.A. (division of QAD). He also has worked as a process sales manager for Finmatica and senior sales executive for PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC). Canonge holds a degree (Magister Studies at the bac+5 level) in sales and marketing from Ecole de Management de Marseille (Euromed Management – School of Management and Business) in France. He resides in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Stacey Charbin

Stacey Charbin


Stacey Charbin, CMO

Stacey joined Centric in 2015.  She has more than 20 years’ experience in fashion and technology for companies like Lectra, Gerber Technology, Karat Software, Cross Creek Apparel, and Perigee Software in marketing, communications, product development and sales roles.

Stacey holds Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and apparel design from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Science degree in textile and apparel management from North Carolina State University. She is an advisory board member with the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.



Des soutiens indispensables pour atteidre des objectifs ambitieux

Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, « The 3DEXPERIENCE Company », offre aux entreprises et aux particuliers les univers virtuels nécessaires à la conception d’innovations durables. Ses solutions leaders sur le marché transforment pour ses clients, la conception, la fabrication et la maintenance de leurs produits. Les solutions collaboratives de Dassault Systèmes permettent de promouvoir l’innovation sociale et offrent de nouvelles possibilités d’améliorer le monde réel grâce aux univers virtuels. Avec des ventes dans plus de 140 pays, le Groupe apporte de la valeur à plus de 220 000 entreprises de toutes tailles dans toutes les industries. Pour plus d’informations :
3DEXPERIENCE, le logo Compass et le logo 3DS, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, BIOVIA, NETVIBES, 3D VIA, 3DEXCITE sont des marques déposées de Dassault Systèmes ou de ses filiales aux USA et/ou dans d’autres pays.
Oak Investment Partners

Oak Investment Partners est une société de capital-risque et l’un des principaux investisseurs de sociétés innovantes à croissance durable, et ce à différents stades de leur développement. Depuis 1978, la société a investi 9 milliards de dollars dans plus de 500 entreprises dans le monde et gagné la confiance des entrepreneurs grâce à une équipe experte qui offre des conseils judicieux, une connaissance approfondie du domaine et une philosophie d’investissement cohérente. Les investissements de la société se concentrent sur cinq secteurs principaux : technologie de l’information, Internet et produits de consommation, technologies de l’information liées aux services financiers, services de santé et énergies propres. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur

Masthead Venture Partners

Masthead Venture Partners est une société à capital-risque qui investit dans les sociétés technologiques en phase de démarrage spécialisées dans les technologies de rupture et guidées par des dirigeants visionnaires. Implantée à Cambridge (Massachusetts), Masthead investit dans tous les Etats-Unis. Son équipe d’investissement a plus de 160 ans d’expérience dans le financement par capital-risque et une expérience d’exploitation de très haut niveau dans les sociétés technologiques ; elle a contribué au succès de différentes sociétés, depuis la fondation jusqu’aux placements publics et aux acquisitions. Au travers de ses partenaires, Masthead offre une expérience pratique et un grand réseau de contacts dans l’industrie pour aider les sociétés de son portefeuille à réaliser leur potentiel.

Fung Capital USA

Fung Capital USA est la branche d’investissement privée des familles de Victor Fung et William Fung, actionnaires dominants de Fung Group, qui comprend trois sociétés ouvertes, dont Li & Fung Limited, une société ouverte qui achète, distribue et vend au détail les produits de consommation dans le monde entier, avec des recettes de plus de 20 milliards de dollars et 35 000 employés dans plus de 40 pays. Fung Capital USA investit essentiellement dans les sociétés de technologies B2B qui permettent d’augmenter l’efficacité de la distribution et de la chaîne d’approvisionnement sur tous les circuits. Pour plus d’informations sur Fung Capital USA, veuillez vous rendre sur :


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