John O’Connor has worked in the textile industry for over 48 years, within that time he has been a consultant for the past 25 years. John has managed the largest textile vertical operations in Australia predominately in the woven fabric sector. A Diploma in Business Management and certified as an Associate of the Textile Institute underpin the vast experience in textile manufacturing.
John has experience across apparel, home textiles, industrial filtration & outdoor fabrics sectors. He has also project managed textile plant relocation from various parts of the world mainly into Asia.
His experience is not confined to the Australian Industry but includes an array of international assignments including Indonesia, Tunisia, England, Italy, Philippines, Pakistan & China. This provides an excellent understanding of issues from a local and international perspective.
Highly sort after, John’s expertise assists companies elevate performance – albeit in volume, reduced off-quality, productivity, plant reliability by engaging employees to take ownership of assets and processes and having them adopt a preparedness for cross-skilling and up-skilling. Mentoring the management and supervisory teams in the process of establishing robust process controls and procedures with regular auditing to ensure compliance. Aligning those support structures supporting the production process to the timeliness of their service delivery
It is this knowledge, experience and business acumen that John brings to textile manufacturing organizations to fast track sustainable business improvement projects.