Anurag Jaichand is heading the Technology & Innovation division at Woodland. He had over twenty years of experience in the garment and textile industry. He has been associated with most of the key functions linked to setting up facilities, production, quality control, sourcing and merchandising.
The key focus areas have been the operational management of large production units and business development. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the sourcing, merchandising and production process creation and up gradation, with the view to enhancing production standards and productivity.
Savannah Crawford, Chief Collaborator, Tukatech
Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Wildcraft, India
Roshan Baid, an NIFT alumnus, is the Managing Director at Alcis Sports and the Founder of Paragon Apparels, an Indian hosiery and apparel manufacturing company.
Paragon was started in 1999 with 15 machines and today Paragon has 2000 machines, 5000 employees, 4 production units, a production output of 9 million units per year and a turnover of USD 65 million, In fact, Paragon is the biggest polyester sportswear manufacturer in the country.Mr. Baid has forayed into consumer retail market with Alcis Sports. He intends to make Alcis Sports the biggest athleisure sportswear brand for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Company’s vision is to make Alcis Sports the most innovative yet affordable brand and set a benchmark in the sports retail industry.
Indu Sharma, an NIFT alumnus, started her career in product development and manufacturing. She has worked in all areas of the business ranging from merchandising to sales, operations with emphasis on product development, sourcing, and production. She was a leading member of the team that launched the Calvin Klein Performance license for Women in 2008, in NY. She was also involved in the roll out of the retail stores under the same name – Calvin Klein Performance in US and China.She was part of the core team that helped Dillard’s build a sourcing strategy. She had set up the sourcing of Outerwear and Home Textile and Hard goods categories for dELiA*s and set up a subsidiary office for William E. Connor & Associates in Chennai. Over the years she has worked with prestigious brands in diverse fields.
Sanchit Khurana, Founder, Pace Athletica, India
Deepak Singh, Director, Shiv Naresh Sports, India
Shyama Prasad Goswami, President, Kesoram Rayon
Deepankar Sekhri, Production Process Manager, Decathlon India
Bijesh Todi, Managing Director, T10 Sports, India
Mohit Singhal is the founder and managing director of Aurro Sports. He has two decades of experience in manufacturing both knitted and woven sportswear.
Creative Clothex is one of the most versatile sportswear factories with the capability of producing not only just basic garments but also high altitude jackets. Aurro sports was founded by him in 2016 to cater the ever growing need of affordable sportswear where the focus is on the highest quality, comfort and styling.
COLLEGE OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
Berhampore & Serampore
Alumni Association (North India Chapter)
In his 47 years in the garment industry, Ram Sareen has worn hats as diverse as the business itself. In addition to being the top expert in bra manufacturing, he is also well-versed in the complexities of men’s suit tailoring, and everything in between. Sareen’s extensive and storied history can be characterized with one word: disruptive. In fact, his mantra has always been, “Change is constant, growth is optional.” Sareen has demonstrated this philosophy and expertise in his invaluable work as a consultant for retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Now it is ingrained in the very DNA of Tukatech, the fashion software company he founded in 1995, and the leader in innovative technology for the apparel industry.Credited with successfully bringing digital pattern-making to dozens of countries, Tukatech’s robust software applications are developed and implemented by experts from all corners of the garment industry.
Roshan Baid, Managing Director, Alcis, India
Deepak Singh is the director of the Indian leading sportswear brand Shiv Naresh. He has vast knowledge in the sportswear manufacturing field. His hardworking nature and professional skills have taken the brands into the global market. The company is associated with famous teams like Delhi Daredevils, Mohan Bagan, East India and popular events like South Asian Games and Commonwealth Games – the brand is recognized as the most affordable and durable performance-boosting activewear. He is self-made, hard worker & master in his business.
Savannah Crawford is the Chief Collaborator at Tukatech. She has implemented TUKA3D for virtual garment visualization in companies worldwide. She has also aided with the development of the TUKAcloud application for digital collaboration. Savannah obtained a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California, where she studied Apparel Merchandising and Management with an emphasis in Apparel Production.
A Tool & Die maker from TRTC (An Indo Danish Project) Delhi, began his garment industry pursuit as junior Engineer in Shahi Exports House. He has worked with HCA Group, India and LOIVA, South Kora and currently working as Director Marketing in H&H Asia. A passionate innovator by heart and technology freak Anshuman is instrumental in setting up UNIK product development and innovation lab for bonding and welding solution in garment manufacturing.
Bijesh Todi, one of the Key member founders of T10 Sports, was involved in sourcing fabric and accessories internationally from China/HKG, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and marketing and servicing multinational clients like Gap, Macys, May departments’ stores, Atkins, C&A etc.
He has more than 2 decades of experience in fabric and textile industry and is the forerunner in devising the marketing and expansion strategies of his brain child T10 Sports which was set up under his guidance in the year 2010. Some of the awards under his guidance won by T10 Sports are - 100 best SME awards, TOI power of ideas, selected amongst top 50 by Red Herring, Lufthansarunaway to success, Entrepreneur 2016.
Mr. S.P. Goswami has worked in Far East for 24 years and in almost entire chain of Textile Industry be it Fibre, yarn, fabric or garments He has traveled to thirty over countries for his work. He has earned good reputation for his turn around the skill of businesses. He believes that rapport building is the key to success of any work and nothing in the industry is commodity. He juggles with various cultures at ease and develops leaders across functions with his characteristic positive attitude. He has returned to India to take care of assignment with B.K.Birla Group as President.
Ram Sareen, Head Coach, Tukatech, USA
Sanchit is an Industrial and Systems Engineer from the University of Southern California. With a penchant for the best systems and practices prevailing across the industry, he is Director, Operations at Knitcraft Apparels International; a vertically integrated textiles and garments export conglomerate supplying high-end fashion garments to Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, and Superdry etc. He is also heading Pace Athletica, the company’s fast fashion, Athleisure & Active Sportswear label where he aims at Marketing and Distributing to the Indian Market at value driven Price Points.
Anshuman Dash, Director Marketing, H&H Asia
Bhupinder Singh, always inventing, making, rearranging, and boosting new ideas, is an astute professional with over 18 years of experience in Product, Design creation, Sourcing, and Technical.
He brings with him rich global expertise in market insights, product, design, development, and sourcing.
His involvement in helping build Wildcraft has gone beyond a traditional CPO role and has been more of an intrapreneurial one, leading Wildcraft to add on completely new categories of Footwear and Apparel with a growth rate of 177% and overall growth 35+% YOY and establish itself as the leading brand in outdoors selling more than 3million pcs annually.
Mohit Singhal, Managing Director, Aurro, India
Anurag Jaichand, Head, Technology & Innovation, Woodlands, India
Deepankar Sekhri is working with Decathlon for last 10 years and he is passionate about running, swimming and team sports.
Presently he is working as Heavy Stitching INDIA process leader, managing different types of business processes linked to stitching family like bags, sleeping bags, horse riding textile and umbrellas etc.Overall involved in Development/ Managing vendors and team taking care of components / fabrics to finished goods. With respect to making sure products are made under sustainable working place and developments and production are aligned with our users.
Indu Sharma, Director Production, Activewear, Delta Galil USA Inc.