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Expert in Open - End Spinning Machines, Schlafhorst Models SE-7 - SE-11 and 312 Machines.

Expert ID: 730371 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has over 30 years in the textile industry. He works for many of the largest yarn manufacturing companies in the world on the Schlafhorst open-end spinning machine. He worked for 10 years as an instructor, erector and electrician for Schlafhorst America from 1987 to 1997. He was assistant plant manager in a denim plant in Mexico for 2 years where he learned the other processes for denim. To this day he still teaches technicians to work on the machines and he is also called upon for quality and efficiency issues for different companies. Expert has also moved open end machines for different companies to include: disassembling, skidding, erecting and starting each machine. He also has a rebuilding shop for piecers, doffers, shuttles and winding heads.

Consulted on quality problems at Parkdale #29 in Sanford, NCInvestigation of quality problems at Summit Yarns in Yecapixtla, Morelos, MexicoWorked on technical and quality issues at Cone Mills - Parras, MexicoWorked on technical and piecer problems with Fromtier Spinning - Clarkton, North CarolinaConsulted with technical and quality issues with Fruit of the Loom - Campsie, Northern Ireland

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Johnson City, Tennessee - Roanoke, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: BS Subject: Electronics Institution: NRI Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Operator Department: Responsibilities: He is hired by multiple yarn manufactures to train technical/electrical personnel and to address quality issues.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Denimtex Title: Assistant Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for production and quality control in the denim plant.
Years: 1987 to 1997 Employer: Schlafhorst inc. Title: Senior Instructor Department: Instructor/Erector Responsibilities: Training technical and electrical personnel, erecting machinery and addressing quality issues.
Years: 1982 to 1987 Employer: Vintage Yarns Title: Technician Department: OE Spinning Responsibilities: Responsible for repairing break downs and preventative maintenance on the Schlafhorst open end machines.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Northern Ireland Summary: Training of technicians and erection of machines at Fruit of the Loom
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Taught technical and Testbox classes at Cavalier Textiles, Quebec
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Colombia Summary: Installed machines and taught technical classes at Cohilados, Rio Negro, Colombia Zona Franco
Years: 1997 to 1999 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Assistant Plant manager at Denimtex, Chihuahua, Mexico
Years: 1999 to Present Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Still travel to different plants for technical, electrical and quality issues

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Schlafhorst Technicians School, Schlafhorst Testbox School, Schlafhorst Electricians School, Schlafhorst Piecer Trouble Shooting School, Schlafhorst Doffer Rebuilding, Schlafhorst Shuttle Rebuilding, Schlafhorst Quality Control and Piece-up Optimazation.
Vendor Selection
Have located and used local vendors for parts supply and for moving of machinery from one plant to another

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish about 75%
German Colors and simple words as learned from manuals and electricla prints

Fields of Expertise

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