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Technical team

Woolmark’s dedicated textile technical team of experts have specialist knowledge in all areas of the supply chain and are available to assist our partners with technical transfer, troubleshooting, process and product development along with supply chain optimisation. Together, we develop new processes and products bespoke to our partners in order to drive opportunities and commercialise innovations in yarns, textiles, garments, products and processes.

Brenda Yang
Brenda Yang

Technical Manager, Dyeing and Finishing, Hong Kong

Brenda has 19 years’ experience specialising in wool, polyamide and silk dyeing and finishing and develops new products with wool and wool blend materials.

Rebecca Kelley
Rebecca Kelley

Product & Marketing Manager, Europe

Rebecca focuses on developing new wool product opportunities, sustainability outcomes, technology transfer and education.

Jimmy Chu
Jimmy Chu

Technical Officer, China

With 25 years’ experience in worsted spinning, weaving and finishing, Jimmy is an expert in woven outdoor and womenswear fabrics, as well as yarn and functional fabric developments.

Julie Davies
Julie Davies

General Manager, Processing Innovation & Education Extension, Sydney

Julie’s expertise is in circular knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing and textile printing. Julie has worked extensively throughout the wool supply chain, from yarn development to product.

Angus Ireland
Angus Ireland

Program Manager, Fibre Advocacy & Eco Credentials, Sydney

Angus’ focus is in scientific research on wool’s environmental and wellness attributes. The areas of research include skin health, garment use-phase, lifecycle assessment and environmental impacts of raw material and textile production.

Kenji Ng
Kenji Ng

Project Manager Woolmark Technical Services

Kenji holds expertise in Woolmark Specifications, Test Methods and authorised laboratories. With his wealth of knowledge in quality assurance and product safety, Kenji supports our partners with testing advice for product development.

Gary Cai
Gary Cai

Woolmark Technical Service Manager, China

Gary specialises in wool dyeing and finishing as well as quality control, and with more than 25 years’ experience, Gary is a specialist when it comes to the Woolmark Certification Program.

Sarah Schlenger
Sarah Schlenger

Research & Development Commercialization Manager, Americas

Sarah has 15 years of experience in textile science, animal husbandry and agriculture. Sarah works across the Americas to execute commercialisation of joint developments with brands.

Junny Zhu
Junny Zhu

Technical Manager, China

Junny has 15 years’ experience in textile product development, pattern creation, technical training and education, and project management for development in fabric innovations.

Dr Allan de Boos
Dr Allan de Boos

Program Manager, Woolmark Wool Education Course

Dr Allan De Boos has a lifetime of knowledge in the wool industry with expertise in finishing of wool, blended fabrics, fabric and garment manufacture, fibre science and tertiary education.

Jane Wang
Jane Wang

Technical Officer, China

Jane has 15 years’ experience in weaving, finishing and functional fabric developments for sports and outdoor including bonding technologies and lamination.

Emily King
Emily King

Program Manager, Research & Extension, Sydney

Emily's passion is encouraging young people to have a career in the wool industry. Emily’s specialties are in wool production, education, research development and on-farm technical transfer.

Tomohiro Nishizawa
Tomohiro Nishizawa

Product & Education Extension Manager, Japan

Tomohiro is an expert in weaving and circular knitting production from yarn to finished textiles, dyeing quality control, finishing processes, sourcing and supply chain management.

Birgit Gahlen
Birgit Gahlen

Key Account Manager, Italy

Birgit is a textile engineer with more than 25 years' experience in the global wool supply chain, with a focus on research and product development, sourcing and education.

Jyotiranjan Parida
Jyotiranjan Parida

Technical Manager, India

Jyotiranjan has more than 15 years of experience in product development, sourcing, flat and circular knitting technology and works across the supply chain from the raw fibre to garment making across India and South Asia.

Dr Cathryn Lee
Dr Cathryn Lee

Woolmark Business Manager, Sydney

Dr Cathryn Lee has expertise in research and development, apparel care and the Woolmark Certification Program. Cathryn’s specialist areas are in textile testing, wool traceability and textile and fibre science.

Olina Wang
Olina Wang

Technical Officer, China

Olina’s focus is in innovation projects including vintage yarn, knitted denim, vintage woven fabric, new chemical technology application and finishing treatments.

Lillian Chiang
Lillian Chiang

Key Account Manager, Taiwan

Lillian has extensive knowledge across the Woolmark Certification Program, sourcing wool fabrics in Taiwan and The Wool Lab.

Stefan Franke
Stefan Franke

Product & Education Extension Manager, Europe

Stefan has expertise in spinning and weaving, product development and education, supply chain and sourcing with a focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux.

Molly Faull
Molly Faull

Product and Processing Development Coordinator, Sydney

Molly’s expertise lies in yarn, knitwear and wool product development. Working along the global supply chain, Molly’s focus is on technical transfer through supply chain education.

Email textile-technicians@wool.com to connect with the Woolmark Technical Team.

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