Ahmed Mansour

Knitting product development manager
Portfolio website

Knitwear Technical Manager boasting 27 years of expertise in the knitting industry. Cultivated technical prowess in a knitwear family business and honed skills across various countries including Egypt, Romania, Greece, The UK, Norway, and Vietnam. Proficient in advanced Stoll programming techniques utilizing Stoll Create Plus, Stoll M1 plus design system, and GKS, with continuous training at Stoll Germany Headquarters. Extensive understanding of Yarns and pivotal fabrications. Well-versed in electronic systems and mechanical components of knitting machines. Demonstrated track record in team building and management. Skilled in collaboration with Designers/Merchandisers/Production.

Previous Brands
Acl Knitting Solutions Srl
A To Z Garments Ltd
Deutsche Bekleidungswerke (Dbw)
Who'S Who Ltd
Work Experience
Development Consultant
Feb ‘20 - Now

- Develop strategies to balance customer expectations and company objectives - Implement plans to increase sales - Coordinate with customers for product launches and seasonal opportunities - Analyze best and worst-selling products and market trends to anticipate needs and plan product ranges - Present products and new opportunities to engage buyers and increase sales hit rate - Understand trends, competition, and market factors influencing buying decisions

Product Development and Technical Manager
Jul ‘15 - Feb ‘20
Deutsche Bekleidungswerke (Dbw)

Long Hậu, Cần Giuộc, Long An, Ho Chi Minh City • DBW (Royal Spirit Group Ltd) – Ho Chi Minh Royal Spirit is a Hong Kong based group that has opened its newly built manufacturing plant in Vietnam. It is a state-of-the-art five-floor building. Reporting to the General Manager, I am responsible for: • Managing a team of staff and coaching the team (mostly local staff without previous experience in knitwear). • Providing technical advice and support to customers, the merchandising team, and technical team members. • Reviewing all new tech packs and instructing the technical team and merchandising team about customers' requirements and technical solutions. • Attending meetings with designers and fitting sessions, and based on feedback, instructing technicians about changes or improvements to apply to samples. • Researching and developing new knitting techniques and stitches. • Reviewing and analyzing production data and providing technical support to the GM for costing construction. • Working closely with Merchandising and Production to ensure meeting development deadlines and production plans. • Overseeing tracking charts for achieving development timeline goals. • Supervising implementation projects designed to enhance system productivity. • Effectively communicating with all key stakeholders, including project teams, internal clients, and external parties. • Providing exemplary training and mentoring to employees to boost productivity.

Stoll Knitting Programmer Specialist
Mar ‘13 - Jul ‘15
Who'S Who Ltd

- Programming machines and computers. - Translating design ideas into computer programs to create the right garment. - Consulting with designers to determine the correct knitting structure and technique. - Calculating garment sizes. - Maintaining knitting machines to prevent faults. - Specializing in 'Fully Fashion' and 'Knit & Wear' programming. - Exploring alternative knitting solutions during high demand, aiming for increased efficiency without sacrificing quality.

Stoll Technician Specialist
Mar ‘11 - Mar ‘13
A To Z Garments Ltd

• Stoll 'M1 Plus' programmer specializing in Fully Fashion and Knit & Wear. • Responsible for knitting planning, programming, and maintaining the knitting machines. • Training staff on Knitting and Pattern design concepts. • Translating design ideas into computer programs to knit the correct garment. • Calculating the size of the garment.

Knitting Technician - Consultant
Feb ‘06 - Mar ‘11
Acl Knitting Solutions Srl

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 .

Italian - Basic
Romanian - Work Proficiency
Arabic - Native
English - Work Proficiency
French - Basic
amantha Baxter
Had a client/business relationship - Sweater Technical Designer, Deutsche Bekleidungswerke (Dbw)
Jul 2015 - Feb 2020

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

Michelle Julio
Had a client/business relationship - Senior Knitwear Designer, Deutsche Bekleidungswerke (Dbw)
Jul 2015 - Feb 2020

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.

Education & Training
Stoll Gmbh & Co.AG
‘22 - ‘22
Stoll Create Plus
Create Plus
Stoll GmbH & Co. AG
‘15 - ‘15
Stoll M1 Plus , Fully fashion Course
Associate of Arts and science
The Higher Institute Of Cooperativ
‘93 - ‘97
Business management bachelor's degree
High School Diploma
Leicester, UK