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Speaker Biographies

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Garry Atkinson, Senior Technical Associate, AATCC, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

Garry Atkinson is a Senior Technical Associate at AATCC. He's an expert on Proficiency Testing for textiles labs, AATCC Standards, and textile testing materials. His experience in color matching and fabric engineering brings a wealth of knowledge to the world of textile testing.

Garry is dedicated to ensuring accurate and reliable testing procedures. He enjoys sharing his expertise by training professionals on proper test methods and assisting AATCC members in test method development.

Atkinson's passion for education extends beyond AATCC. He also runs Texplora Media, a design service that helps businesses strengthen their online presence. In his free time, he fuels a love for learning with his creation of the Fundo kid's book series, promoting interactive learning between parents and children.

Garry is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in Industrial Design and an MS in Textiles, with a focus on sustainable footwear technology. This blend of creative thinking and technical knowledge helps him in serving the textile industry.

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Dr. Alan Hudd, CEO & Founder, Alchemie Technology, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK

Dr. Hudd is Founder of Alchemie Technology Ltd. Alchemie supplies products and solutions for a wide range of digital dispensing applications ranging from industrial coatings to textiles. Prior to forming Alchemie Alan was the Founder and Managing Director of Xennia Technology, an industrial inkjet integrator, from 1996 to 2012. Alan has published multiple papers in the field of inkjet and holds a PhD research degree in Polymer Chemistry from Manchester University.

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Dr. Daniel J. Harrison, Founder, Digital Imaging Materials Consultancy, Pittsford, New York, USA

Daniel J. Harrison, Founder Digital Imaging Materials Consultancy, a single person consulting firm specializing in solving tough materials problems in digital imaging inks and coatings. 

 

Daniel served as Sr. Vice President R&D and CTO at IIMAK for 24 years with a focus on thermal transfer and ink jet innovation.  Prior to joining IIMAK, he was employed for 16 years at Eastman Kodak and most recently held the position of Manager, Thermal Print Media R&D. He has also held a lecturer position at the University of Rochester where he taught a graduate level course on Polymer Surfaces and Adhesions. 

 

Daniel holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Polymer Materials Science from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. 

 

His career has focused on the development of digital imaging materials and coatings. Daniel is an inventor with more than 50 US patents in the imaging field.  He helped to pioneer Thermal Dye Transfer Imaging technology while at Kodak.  At IIMAK, Daniel has continued to focus on digital imaging development, introducing several new technologies including DecoTherm, a digital glass decoration technology, thin film direct thermal imaging, conductive TTR for printed electronics applications and Wide Format Inkjet Inks. Daniel is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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Kerry Maguire King, Textile Professional, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Kerry is a seasoned textile professional with over 25 years of experience working in the field of digital textile printing and implementation of digital manufacturing strategies.

She spent over 10 years leading research and development efforts for the Spoonflower brand where she advanced the company’s manufacturing platform for print-on-demand production of fabric, wallpaper and home decor products.

Prior to Spoonflower she spent over 15 years at [TC]2, a not-for-profit company that specialized in technology development and supply chain improvement within the soft goods industry. Kerry is now a PhD student within the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University and is a past president and active participant in AATCC (The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists).

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Graham Page, CEO & Co-Founder, iAtelier Inc., Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, USA

Graham’s multidisciplinary background includes chemical, polymer science, advanced manufacturing, digital printing, Industry 4.0, global sourcing and apparel product development through each step of the textile / apparel supply chain.

Prior to launching iAtelier Corporation, an advanced manufacturing ‘supply chain as a service’ concern for the textile and sewn products industry, Graham was the architect / lead of internal Innovation startup 'Project Alchemy' for VF Corporation, an advanced manufacturing R&D center focused on achieving sustainable small batch and mass customized manufacturing at scale using robotics and digital workflow / digital coloration of textiles. 

Prior to his role in global innovation, Graham managed global materials commercialization & development at The North Face in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Prior to The North Face, Graham spent 6 years in a dual role apparel sourcing / materials manager position for VF Corporation managing all materials development for VF brands in LatAm / western hemisphere, and full package sourcing for The North Face. 

Prior to VF Corporation, Graham spent 10 years in successive steps of the manufacturing supply chain living and working in the US, Mexico (NAFTA) and Dominican Republic (CAFTA), including startup of a new $127MM state-of-the-art vertical worsted wool textile mill in Central Mexico.  Graham began his career with Honeywell Engineered Materials in performance fibers product development.

Graham graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry and Polymer Science and has been recognized by his alma mater and industry publications for Outstanding Achievement in his field. Graham’s ability to connect the dots through the supply chain leads to actionable results that advance product, profitability, and sustainability. 

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Johnny Shell, Principal Analyst, Textile & Apparel Printing, Keypoint Intelligence, Fairfield, New Jersey, USA

Johnny Shell empowers clients to navigate complex challenges, innovate processes, and drive sustainable growth. 

As Principal Analyst for Keypoint Intelligence’s Textile & Apparel Printing Service, he has carved out a niche in the digital textile and apparel decorating industry, with 38 years of experience. His dedication has been instrumental in elevating client’s performance, achieving notable milestones in market trends and segment performance, projected growth, and emerging applications.

Before joining Keypoint Intelligence, Johnny was Vice President of Technical Services at Printing United Alliance where he left a legacy of cutting-edge training and educational workshops that he managed, delivering insightful seminars at industry conferences and trade shows, vendor awards programs, and serving as Chairperson of both the screen printing and dye sublimation National SkillsUSA Championships.

Johnny is a sought-after visionary and printing expert who was inducted into the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technology. He has been featured in Screen Printing Magazine, Impressions Magazine, Screen Print India, and Specialist Printing for expertise on digital printing technologies and trends and has led insightful sessions at major events and conferences, sharing insights on market and technology trends, new applications, workflow, color management, and digital printing topics.

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Danaé Robert, Senior Associate, At One Ventures, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Danaé has a decade of expertise in addressing the urgent global issue of climate change and driving sustainable solutions.

 

With a strong foundation in green chemistry, she possesses an extensive understanding of materials, especially in the circularity of textile.

 

Throughout her career, Danae has actively invested in early-stage companies with a focus on sustainability. She holds a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and an MS from Imperial College London, specializing in Green Chemistry, Energy, and the Environment.

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