Long Hậu, Cần Giuộc, Long An, Ho Chi Minh City •07/2015 - Current •DBW (Royal Spirit Group Ltd) – Ho Chi Minh Royal Spirit is a Hong Kong based group that has open its newly built manufacture plant in Vietnam. Is a state of the art five floor building Reporting to General Manager, I have the responsibility of : •Manage a team of around 20 staff o Coaching the team (mostly local staff without previous experience in knitwear) . •Provide technical advice and support to customers, merchandising team and technical team members •Review all new tech packs and instruct technical team and merchandising team about customers requirements and technical solutions . •Attend meeting with designers and fitting session and according to the comments, instruct technicians about changes or improvements to apply on samples •Research and develop of new knitting technique and stitches •Review and study production data and provide technical support to GM for costing construction •Work closely with Merchandising and Production to ensure the meet development deadline and production plans •Oversee tracking charts for development timeline achievement
Training to staff on Knitting and Pattern design concepts . •Training to designers on possibilities of knitting patterns . •Programming machines and computer. •Translate the design ideas into the computer program to knit the right garment . •Consultant for the designer to help to get the right knitting structure and technique. •Calculate the size of the garment . •Maintaining the knitting machines' condition to avoid knitting faults . •Specialist in ' Fully Fashion' and ' Knit & Wear' programming •Finding alternative solutions for knitting when faced with a surge in demand, looking for ways to make the work more efficient, but without compromising on high quality . •Training knitters all of the above knowledge and skills .
• •Stoll ' M1 Plus' programmer specialist in Fully fashion and Knit & wear . Responsible for knitting planning, programming, maintaining the knitting machines . •Training to staff on Knitting and Pattern design concepts . Translate the design ideas into the computer program to knit the right garment. •Calculate the size of the garment.
Provided maintenance services for the customer's knitting machines ( Stoll , Protti , Shima , Universal , Omega , Mecmor and Zamark Knitting machines ) •Provided reconditioning services . •Training new programmers and new knitters . •programming Stoll , Universal , Shima and Protti machines .
I worked with Ahmed Mansour during my time at Carlisle Collection/Per Se/Etcetera and E3 as a Sweater Technical Designer. Ahmed was our vendor's Stoll Programmer. As our company was medium sized, we couldn't afford a dedicated textiles/stitch/yarn manager in house at our company, therefore we relied heavily on Ahmed's expertise in helping us make the best sweaters for our customers. I remember one time when our designer saw a complicated stitch that was handknit and myself and the Sweater Senior Tech Designer (who owns multiple Stoll machines herself), tried to figure out how to knit it by machine and couldn't do it; I handknit the swatch, sent it to Ahmed and the very day after he received it made the stitch by machine and we were able to produce the garment, we were very impressed. When we had difficult yarns (lurex/metallics which is always prone to breakage, linen which always torques), Ahmed ensured trial swatches were made and all concerns were addressed at the proto stage so that there were no problems in production. If we had any technical issues, we could always ask him questions and he would offer solutions that he explained clearly and give us options to choose from. He also kept us up to date on new Stoll stitches and shared his stitch library with us. Our company got great results from Ahmed's work, and I highly endorse him. Best Regards, Samantha Baxter 2055 29th St. Apt. 1 Astoria, NY 11105 (347) 400-6837 SamanthaBNYC@aol.com Sweater Technical Designer currently working at KBL Group International
Ahmed has a very strong knowledge of knitwear stitch development and garment creation. I would ask him to develop a lot of very intricate and challenging stitches from conceptual images. He was always able to figure out how to create them along with proposing several different ideas. What I can also really appreciate about Ahmed from a designer point of view, is that he has a really high taste level. He made sure that my garments were finished in a way that represented the look and feel of a luxury collection. He is extremely passionate about knitwear and this showed through in all of the work that he did for me.