Henry Cherner, a Los Angeles pioneer in software programs for the fashion industry and an apparel industry veteran, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was 66.

Cherner, was in the apparel business for decades before transitioning into the world of fashion technology as a managing partner of software company AIMS360. He was also a founding board member of Fashion Business Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit business incubator that helped startups and young apparel companies become more successful. He was on the FBI board since the organization’s inception in 1999 and was an advisory board member of the California Fashion Association.