Meet the team!
Han Kuilderd (CText. FTI)
Born in The Netherlands, Han is the fourth generation in Textiles. He grew up in South Africa before moving back to The Netherlands in 1998. Since then he has lived and worked in Denmark, China, Malaysia, Mauritius and presently resides in the United Kingdom.
He is a versatile Technical Manager with a background in Production Management of fabric manufacturing, dyeing, finishing and printing. He has held managerial positions in the fabric and garment manufacturing sectors and has extensive exposure in the retailer sector. He has been involved in Research and Development projects in the textile, starch and enzyme manufacturing business, the latter two related to the textile industry.
Han has a proven record in the development of new products and processes. Through coaching and development to support KPI achievements he has brought unprofitable factories back to profitability. He has extensive interpersonal and communication skills with strong negotiation and influencing skills. Han has had broad exposure to the international textile scene, having been expatriated to Asia for 7 years and having travelled globally extensively.
To learn more about Han visit LinkedIn.
Derek McKelvey (Comp TI, CText. FTI)
A life time experience in textile production through retail.
Specialist in dyeing, printing and finishing. Focussed on the use of safe chemicals, improved efficiency and higher productivity through optimised processing.
Specialist in sustainability attributes, ethical manufacturing and trading, Plan A attributes, education, supplier audits.
He has consulted in various roles for a number of brands and manufacturers globally.
As a printing professional, Roy is a well versed and knowledgeable Textile Printing Technician with a wealth of on the floor practical experience. He has held Production Management positions which have been sustained over lengthy periods in reputable large scale textile plants managing budgets and production targets. As a consultant he has been involved in successful large turnkey printing projects which includes the installation of Steamers and Color Kitchens and has key contacts into the manufacturers of all printing equipment.
Over the past 10 years he has researched and experienced Digital Printing with Reactive and Acid Dyes directly on to fabric. This includes coating, steaming and washing off.
If you are looking for an unbiased, professional view on your printing operation or are looking at setting up a printing operation, Roy is your man.
Anwar is a professional textile technologist with a BSc in Textile Engineering. He has 25 years experience in all stages of spinning from cotton bale to finished cones.
If you are looking for a spinning technician that can help your organisation run more efficiently through innovative applications and management, Anwar is the person you want on your side.
See more about Anwar's experience on LinkedIn