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Jim Watson

Adjunct Associate Professor and Instructor, TATM Department

Textiles Complex 3427

Bio

  • 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

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

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

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

Graduate Projects

“Behavior Modification in a Textile Manufacturing Environment”

“World Class Change Management Strategies For Globalization”

Education

Doctor Business Administration California Coast University 2006

Master Business Administration West Georgia College 1978

B.S. Textiles Georgia Institute of Technology 1963

Area(s) of Expertise

Functional Textile Design
Knitting
Textile Technology
Weaving

  • 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