Goetz Giebel since 2014 has worked as a consultant in the wool industry, co-operating internationally with a range of companies involved from raw material processing to garment making.
He has been working for over 30years in the wool textile industry and held several positions, initially at a wool trading company, as wool buyer for a top maker and was employed for 18 years with a worsted spinning mill as director for purchasing and in yarn sales.
In May 2017 he became President of Interwoollabs.
Group Trading & Finance Director
Standard Wool (UK) Ltd
Sourcing greasy and semi processed wool from around the world, processing this in the UK and Chile, marketing onto spinners and manufacturers worldwide predominately in the woollen and knitwear industry.
Andrew Lambert studied Law at the University of Leeds. He started work as an enforcement officer for HMRC in 2009, before joining the Textile Trade Services team in 2011. He was then appointed business manager in 2013.
After gaining vast experience in the Textile industry and working on a variety of projects including work with Interwoollabs, Andrew was appointed Secretary General of the Association in May 2015.
Antonella Pizzarelli has been working for the Schneider Group for more than 20 years, based at Pettinatura di Verrone in Biella – Italy.
She’s responsible for the cashmere and precious fibres department (combing and dehairing plant), both for production and quality.
She supervises the laboratories of the various mills of the Schneider Group both for wool (in Italy, China, Egypt and Argentina) and cashmere (Iran and Mongolia), being responsible for the round tests and the accreditation of these laboratories.
She has travelled to all these countries to set up the labs, and she is in constant contact with the local operators to guarantee the validity of the tests.
She became a member of managment committee in 2016 during the IWTO conference in Sidney.
Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE)
He started working atthe Fibre Institute in Bremen (Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. -FIBRE-) in 1996 and is member of FIBRE’s Executive Board since 2006. He is responsible for all cotton and natural fibre related activities of the institute, and for its standardization and harmonization activities.
For cotton, Axel is member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) Task Force on Cotton Testing and Chairman of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods. For wool, Axel is member of the INTERWOOLLABS Management Committee.
David Crowe graduated with a BSC (Wool and Pastoral Sciences) in 1987 and commenced work at the CSIRO Division of Wool Technology (Ryde) in December 1987.
David commenced with AWTA Ltd in February 1999, as a Senior Research Officer, and has been involved in various research projects including colour measurement calibration, Laserscan calibration and water Laserscan and crimp frequency measurement. In October 2007, he commenced work at the AWTA Raw Wool Laboratory in Melbourne as the Technical Manager. His primary responsibility was the technical performance of the Melbourne Wool Testing Laboratory.
In July 2009, he was appointed Research and Technical Manager with responsibility for the research direction and technical performance of the Raw Wool Division of AWTA Ltd.
David currently holds a number of industry positions including: Member: Management Committee of Interwoollabs; Chairman: FAWO Technical Committe; Committee Member: ILRT Group Executive; Secretary: IWTO Contracts & Specifications Committee.
Chen Min is the General Manager of Sunshine Ethiopia Wool Textile PLC. He has been getting involved in Jiangsu Sunshine’s project in Ethiopia since March 2016 and currently manages the whole project.
Chen Min is a professorate senior engineer. He joined Jiangsu Sunshine in 1993 and gained experience in the whole processes of wool fabric making. He served as spinning factory manager, director of fabric development centre of Sunshine before he moved to Ethiopia.
Chen Min now is a member of Management committee of International Association of Wool Textile Laboratories. He also acted as secretary of ISO/TC38 and Chairman of Wool Innovation and Technology Forum of International Wool Textile Organization in 2008-2016.
Jim Chiang (also called Jiang Ming in Chinese Pinyin) is the business manager of Zhejiang New Chuwa Wool Co., Ltd.
He stepped into Chinese wool textiles industry in February 1998 and served as business assistant, raw material purchase manager in a spinning mill in Ningbo.
Since February 2005, he joined Zhejiang New Chuwa Wool Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Xinao Textiles Inc. and took charge of overseas business development and sales.
He gained great business relationship and experience in Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Turkey, Italy and other overseas countries for many years.
He became a new member of Managing Committee of the International Association of Wool Textiles Laboratories in May 2018 during IWTO conference in Hong Kong.