John O’Connor, Principle Consultant for Rebus Intl Inc., has worked in the textile industry for over 45 years, and as a consultant for the past 25 years. John has managed the largest textile vertical operations in Australia, predominately in the woven fabric sector.
He has a Diploma in Business Management and is certified as an Associate of the Textile Institute underpin the vast experience in textile manufacturing.
Either as a manager or as a consultant, John has been engaged to 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. John has experience across apparel, home textiles, industrial filtration & outdoor fabrics sectors. He has also managed textile plant relocation from various parts of the world mainly into Asia.
This knowledge, experience and business acumen that John brings offers the opportunity to textile manufacturing organizations to fast track sustainable business improvement projects.
A graduate from Leeds University in Textile Management and Low has worked in the technical textiles industry for over 40 years.
Over that time he has managed vertical production companies from spinning the fibre through to warping, weaving and cut and sew. High performance fibres such as PTFE, meta and para aramids, PPS and PAN have all been part of the process.
He has led the growth of technical textile companies by developing international contacts for both sourcing and sales with particular involvement in Europe, India and China.
Key markets include filtration, ballistics, coating and a wide range of bespoke niche applications.