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Summary

An experienced and organized manager and trainer in the apparel industry;  articulates information clearly, plans and supervises product development effectively and motivates team members to work together efficiently to achieve customer satisfaction.

Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Senior Technical Designer/Custom Development Supervisor

A Wish Come True Dance Costumes, Bristol, PA

- Design and implement technical documents and new processes for developing sourced styles with overseas manufacturers

- Manage and improve the custom garment development process through the creation of new communication and tracking tools, accurate production schedules and comprehensive critique and planning of designs

- Educate and train AWCT staff to use new digital tools for use in developing custom costumes and improved business practices

- Collaborate with designers to critique and optimize sample fit and design

- Communicate design, fit and construction changes to sample makers and production coordinators at on site manufacturing facility

- Design custom garments for Dance and Color Guard clients, realizing the creative vision of the customer for their performance

Feb 2014Jul 2015

Technical Account Manager

New Holland Apparel, New Holland, PA

- Managed and improved the development process for new football jerseys and coordinating team apparel for Nike NFL and NCAA retail product lines

-Provided technical and manufacturing expertise to Nike developers and designers for cost effective and production friendly merchandise

-Supervised the sample development cycle through communicating style related information and guiding Nike samples through development in overseas manufacturing facilities

-Developed highly embellished garments featuring sublimated, screen printed and embroidered materials

- Acted as liaison between NHA manufacturing teams and Nike developers, relaying feedback and communicating issues between both groups

- Collaborated with NHA staff for the development and implementation of improved business processes

- Supported Nike Senior Account Manager and Director of Sales with special research, development projects and account reporting

- Trained and managed account assistants to aid in the product development process

- Accompanied and hosted senior Nike development staff at NHA owned overseas manufacturing facilities for hands-on product development trips, and represented NHA at Nike Inc. headquarters in Portland, Oregon

Mar 2007Sep 2007

Design & Development Assistant

QVC, Inc., West Chester, PA

Education

Sep 2003May 2007

Bachelor of Science, Fashion Design

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
2014

Lean Manufacturing Training (Toyota Business Model)

New Holland Apparel, New Holland, PA

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