Gary John Nicholson

  • Jakarta Indonesia
  • +628111357444
Gary John Nicholson

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

General Manager

  • General Manager at PT Work with local companies to reduce processing time, water and energy consumption and lower effluent loads.
  • Assist manufacturing sites to establish and improve OEE(Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and TEEP(Total Effective Equipment Performance) parameters.
  • Review existing processing formulations to improve right first time dyeing of knitted fabrics. Introduce EH&S standards to companies wanting to supply to International markets.
  • Ensure dyes and chemicals used are Ö;ko-Tex compliant and conform to existing RSL from major brands.
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Division Manager

Jay Chemicals
  • Division Manager Under a one year contract design and oversee the construction of a Greenfield site for the manufacture of textile auxiliaries.
  • Introduce EH&S and Ö;ko-Tex standards for the manufacturing plant.
  • Establish MSDS according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31 for all products and obtain GOTS registration.
  • Train manufacturing and QC personnel. Prepare sales and marketing materials for the full product range.
Feb 2005 - Dec 2010

Joint Managing Director of Yorkshire

C.E.O. of Yorkshire Asia Pacific Limited
in Hong Kong Work with textile companies throughout the Asia Pacific region to improve quality, performance and reduce water consumption, processing time and effluent discharge. Joint managing director of Yorkshire Farben GmbH
Apr 2004 - Jan 2005

Managing Director

Yorkshire Hong Kong Limited.
Managing Director, Work with Group Finance Director to maximise cost control and cash flow during the search for a potential purchaser of the business. Work with PriceWaterhouseCoopers to sell off key assets before appointing a receiver. Ensure all outstanding receivables were collected.
Oct 2002 - Mar 2004

Business Development Manager

Yorkshire Hong Kong Limited
Business Development Manager, Run trials at textile mills and garment manufacturing plants in the Asia Pacific Region. Review full dye and textile chemical product ranges to ensure Öko-Tex and RSL compliance. Set up QC and application laboratories in Shanghai manufacturing plant. Implement EH&S guidelines for the manufacturing site. Work with purchasing team in establishing raw material sources. Work with agents to develop sales in their markets. Work with regional manufacturing plants to maximise their production capacities.
Aug 1997 - Sep 2002

Business Unit Manager

Clariant Australia Limited
Business Unit Manager, Management Representative for ISO 9001 system. Implement electronic system for handling customer complaints and improvement actions. Review full locally manufactured textile chemical products to ensure compliance with Öko-Tex and RSL from major brands. Work with Financial Controller to maximise EBIT Member of the Regional Management Team. Visit customers in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Responsible for formulating promotional strategies for key products and new products. Review performance of existing and appoint new agents in key markets. Appoint and review toll manufactures to ensure that they conform to Clariant EH&S requirements. Work with the Global Business Unit manager to facilitate the merger of Hoechst and Clariant. Manage existing manufacturing facility.
Jan 1989 - Jul 1997

Divisional Manager

Hoechst Australia Limited
Divisional Manager, Project head for establishing a green field manufacturing site for production of surfactants and auxiliaries. Manage the sales teams for textiles, leather, paper, metal working and mining industries. Work with European manufacturing team to implement EH&S standards that meet International requirements. Implement microprocessor control for all manufacturing vessels. Responsible for EBIT and RONA of AUD 4 million sales. Work with sales teams to achieve budgets. Formulate and implement marketing plans


Mar 1988 - Nov 1990

Diploma in Business Administration

David Syme School of Business at Monash University

Financial Accounting, Economics, Research and Quantitative Business Methods, Governance and Corporate Sustainability, Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Managing People and Motivation, International Marketing, Business Ethics, Leadership, Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Marketing Management, Marketing of Services, Multinational Financial Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Business Law, Operations Management, Economics of Money, Business and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategic leadership and Negotiation

Mar 1973 - Nov 1976

Degree in Applied Science

Melbourne College of Textiles

Colourant Chemistry, Textile Auxiliaries and Textile Technology