I am a textile professional who has worked for more than three decades in the market of innovative textiles and technologies. With a broad knowledge base of spinning, weaving, nonwoven, knitting and finishing, I specialized in electro-conductive textile products, focused on research, development and production of tailor made applications. Since 2012 I am department manager at the Association for Finishing, Yarns, Fabrics and Technical Textiles (IVGT) and working for the members in the fields of natural fibres as well as polymers, circular systems, sustainability and standardization.
I have extensive expertise in the textile sector, particularly with industrial-, protective- and smart-textiles. I have excellent contacts within international enterprises, organisations and associations, as well as research institutes, for textiles, material science and also business management.
My areas of experience are: Natural Fibres and high tenacity polymers. Electro conductive yarns, fabrics and textile screen- and inkjet-printing systems. National and European Researchprojects. Textile dry and wet processing. Product Development and Product Management. Quality Management and EFQM-Auditing.
I have worked many years abroad as trainer for textile processing and as restructuring and optimization manager with budget and personnel responsibility for 120+ employees.