By Ken Butts
The fact is, businesses succeed or fail based on the strength of their teams.
For nearly half a century, Datacolor’s proven products and team of experts have enabled our partners working with textile supply chains to expedite color development and deliver optimum color quality, adding significant value to the color management process.
At Datacolor, we are proud to have assembled a top-level support contingent. As such, we are thrilled with the recent opportunity to expand our organization. With this growth, we’ve added dynamic individuals who are teaming up to help better serve our customers in the textile and apparel industries.
Ken Butts, Datacolor’s Global Key Account Team Manager, has an extensive background in textiles with over 30 years supporting the trade. Ken leads the worldwide specifiers team – a unit designed to work closely with brands, retailers, customers, and prospects to understand and overcome the inherent challenges of the textile industry. This team consists of three partners:
- Tom Stutts, a supporter of the North American market and expert in managing quality control and color labs.
- Stephane Picht, who’s years of experience in the field of color management, from applications as well as sales management of key accounts, make her a champion of the EMA sector.
- Basto Wong, an account executive with a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry, as well as experience with well-known retailers and manufacturers in Asia’s Pacific region.
A partnership of textile product managers has also been forged, with the goal being to capitalize on their collective expertise to face client’s day-to-day questions and challenges. Lisa Beck comes to us after years of experience in design, color, and sourcing from popular vendors such as
Chico’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret. Todd Lee hails from a wide-ranging background in the field, having experience in everything from Quality Manager, to Textile Technologist, to Director of Color and Wash Services. He has also worked with prominent retailers, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, and Hanes.
Furthermore, Datacolor has signed on former Target Sr. Color Manager, Dustin Bowersox. Dustin possess decades of experience in color, and in his new role as Strategic Marketing Manager he partners with key customers to define a strategy that connects today’s needs with tomorrow’s technologies.
Through the barrage of obstacles intrinsic to remaining globally competitive in today’s rapidly-moving world, Datacolor’s dedicated staff allows us to be forward-thinking and at the top of our game. Our expertise in applied color science creates high-performing, intelligent, and effective solutions that outsmart and outmatch our competitors. Every day, our tenacious teams collaborate to advance the ways we orchestrate new solutions, connecting modern needs with avant-garde technology. Clearly the industry recognizes our commitment to quality, and that acknowledgement shines through:
- 80 of the top 100 retailers choose Datacolor
- More than 3,500 apparel suppliers rely on Datacolor’s expertise
- More than 1,000 apparel suppliers are accredited by Datacolor
We welcome the new additions to our team, and can’t wait to see what capabilities and solutions they bring forth!
Opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the author and not necessarily those of AATCC.