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 Expert  727843

Expert in Apparel Productivity, Ethical Compliance and Quality Management in Underdeveloped Countries

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Hampshire (NH)
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Expert has thirty years experience in quality management starting when this discipline was in its infancy in 1981. Wrote and instituted the original standards and procedures for Gap and managed their US and Caribbean suppliers. Subsequent to that he worked with the best manufacruters suppyling stores like Talbots, Brookes Bros, J.Peterman, Lands End and Sigrid Olsen. Thereafter he was recuited by Kurt Salmon to provide consulting services to a licensee of VFCorp to set a world-wide quality assurance and ethical compliance program mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Dominican. This involved writng the standards manuals, recriuting and training the staff of inspectors and deploying them to the factory locations. More recently he was recruited by Booze Alan to provide expertize to the Serbian Enterprise Development Program, which he did for 3 years, advising and guidiong apparel companies there how to improve productivity and quality. Over decades of sewing in underdeveloped countries he has created a quality improvement program that does not require much capital expenditure yet yields excellent results. He is a creative problem solver and a strong motivator and trainer.

American Society for Quality Control


apparel quality control


apparel regulation


apparel standard


clothing industry




garment bar coding


garment processing


manufacturing quality assurance


manufacturing quality control




quality assurance


quality assurance management system


quality control

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Textile Fabric Inspection, Apparel Quality Control &...
Garment Industry, Quality Assurance, Vendor Compliance,...
Textile Fibers
Apparel Business: Standards, Licensing, Trademarks, Trade...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   MBA   Business   London School of Economcis  
1957   B.Comm   Economics and business   University of Cape Town  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2010


Southern New Hampshire University


Continuing Education


Adjunct Professor


Teach adult learners.

1999 to 2009


New Hampshire Technicl Institute



Adjunct Professor


Taught undergraduste students

2004 to 2008


Serbain Enterprise Development Program



Consultant advisor


Visited cleints to advise them how build capacity and improve quality with little capital expenditure. Made 7 trips of about 3 weeks each to Serbia, and worked with over 50 client companies.

1997 to 1998





Independent consultant


Set up world wide quality assurance and ethical compliance program. (see above in written section).

Career Accomplishments:

Was a Senior member of ASQ until 5 years ago.

Publications and Patents Summary

Many articles on quality and general economics issues, e.g. Apparel Magazine

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1996 to 1999   USAid   Advisor   Worked in Serbia as apparel consultant on USAid project there.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • USAid......Serbian Enterprise Development Project. Was the primary consultant to the apparel/textile cluster on this capacity building project. This involved in visiting and providing consulting serices to over 50 client companies in country, conducting seminars and industry-wide meetings.
  • Project for VFCorp to set up and manage a world-wide apparel quality and ethical compliance program at a licensee of theirs (Kikomo of NY).Wrote the manuals and standards, went to Asia to recruit and train selected staff, and then deployed them around SE Asia. Monitored the program on site and remotely until it was run in and going smoothly.
  • Gemline Inc. Wrote quality manuals for the bag/luggage division and then the apparel division, and trained their inspectors to perform these tasks.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in textile quality audit and training for consulting on Textile Quality Control Auditing, systems and training.
  • Expert in clothing textile manufacturing for consulting on military clothing manufacturing processes.
  • Textile expert for consulting.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Has provided expert witness services in 2 lawsuits involving apparel.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Faux leather garments expert for litigation involving international shipping from China of ladies faux leather jackets.
  • Expert witness dry cleaning process for consulting on Dry Cleaning Processes and Contamination resulting from release of solvents.
  • Textile expert witness for consulting on uniform quality issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Summary   I have worked on the ground in 45 countries producing apparel. Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Excellent

Market Research:
Coming from the underdevelopd world and having produced goods in 45 countries, he has unique perspectives on what works and how to achieve it.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Quality assurance and productivity training for inspectors and factory management. Introduced unique productivity and quality protocols and trained factory personnel to use these. College professor for over 10 years.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Previously managed huge sourcing programs but not in the last decade.


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