Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Adjunct Associate Professor, TATM

Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

College of Textiles Directory

About Jim Watson

  • 1996 to Present – North Carolina State University, Associate Director, TexED
  • 1993 -1996 Extension Specialist – TexED
  • 1988 – 1993 – Texfi Industries – Marion, NC –  Area Manager Spinning and Twisting Operations
  • 1984 – 1988 – Beacon Mfg. Co. – Swannanoa, NC – Area Manager Fabric Formation and Specialty yarns
  • 1983 – 1984 – Sugar Creek Industries, Inc. – Ozark, AL – General Manager
  • 1980 – 1983 – Sugar Creek Industries, Inc. – Valdosta, GA – General Manager
  • 1977 – 1980 – The Bibb Company, Newnan, GA – General Manager, Arnall and Arnco Plants
  • 1975 – 1977 – The Bibb Company, Newnan, GA – General Superintendent
  • 1967 – 1975 – The Bibb Company – Newnan, GA – Plant Superintendent
  • 1967 – 1967 – The Bibb Company – Newnan, GA – General Overseer
  • 1966 – 1967 – Beaunit Textiles – Lowell, NC – Weaving Supervisor
  • 1964 – 1966 – United States Army – Fort Bragg, NC – First Lieutenant, Battalion Assistant S-4 – 83rd Chemical Battalion

Adjunct Appointments:

2001- 2007-   Adjunct Faculty – University of Phoenix Online –  MBA and MM programs
2005-2008- Adjunct Faculty – Argosy University Online – MBA Programs

Professional Awards

  • Outstanding Extension Service Award -2006-2007
  • Award For Excellence – College of textiles- 2008
  • Outstanding Extension Service Award for Wilson College of Textiles, 1998-1999
  • Manager of the Year, Texfi Industries, 1991

Research

  • Infrared Drying of Slashed Yarns
  • Use of  Reclaimed Fiber in manufacturing
  • Production Process Improvement
  • Effect of Break Drafts in Ring Spinning
  • Optimum Setting for Producing Injected Slubs in Flax Blends at Ring Spinning
  • Optimum Setting at Carding, Toyoda Drawing, and Platt Open-End Spinning for Processing Below Grade Cotton and Waste Blends

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor Business Administration, California Coast University, 2006
  • Master Business Administration, West Georgia College, 1978
  • B.S. Textiles, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1963

Organizations

  • INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
  • Southern Textile Association American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
  • CESTAB
  • American Management Association
  • Southern Textile Association
  • Canadian Textile Association
  • Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association
  • Direct Marketing Association

Teaching

  • - Textile Fundamentals ,
  • - Textiles Overview ,
  • - Woven Fabric Development ,
  • - Technical Textiles Fundamentals ,
  • - Textiles for Forensics Applications ,
  • - Yarn Manufacturing Fundamentals ,
  • - Weaving Fundamentals ,
  • - Spun Yarn Fundamentals ,
  • - Warping and Slashing Technology ,
  • - Knitting technology -Warp preparation ,
  • - Weaving Fundamentals ,
  • - Weaving and Weaving Design ,
  • - Nonwovens Fundamentals ,
  • - Textiles 101 ,
  • - Carpet Manufacturing ,
  • - Garnetting for Pillow Fiberfill. ,

Additional Information

Graduate Projects

“Behavior Modification in a Textile Manufacturing Environment”

“World Class Change Management Strategies For Globalization”

Areas of Expertise