Dennis Ermert graduated at the Textilschule Dornbirn/Vorarlberg, Austria, as master craftsman for machine embroidery. After several years of experience in different jobs at a large embroidery company, he started his own company, embcon, in 1997. embcon offers support in all the aspects of the creation of embroideries and digital textile prints, including: embroidery designs, software, embroidery machines, DTG textile printers and the corresponding training and seminars.For further information about his work, you can visit

Scott Fresener has been in the industry since 1970 and is co-author of How To Print T-shirts For Fun And Profit. He has also produced dozens of video and DVD training programmes, created automated separation programs called T-Seps and FastFilms, and is considered a pioneer in the direct-to-garment printing segment. Scott is a former CEO of U.S. Screen Print & Inkjet Technology, and currently Director of T-Biz Network International, LLC. For further information about his work, you can visit

Björn Fromm studied computer sciences in Berlin, Germany, and graduated as a Master of Business Marketing. During 2006–2010 he was responsible for the distribution in Germany of the AnaJet textile direct printer, besides other duties. For further information you can e-mail him:

Daniela Hutter graduated in 1990 from the Federal Embroidery School in St. Gallen, Switzerland with her main focus on punching and embroidery for Schiffli-embroidery machines. In 1999, she settled near Aachen in Germany, where she was involved with multi-head embroidery. She started her own company, emtrain, in 2001. The company offers customised training and seminars for punching and embroidery techniques and digitising services. On 1 January 2012 emtrain will move to Kriessern, Switzerland, where the company will continue its services. The seminars and in-house training will then only take place on limited occasions. For further information about her work, you can visit 

Maria José Leaño is a Colombian textile designer from Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia, who majored in Textile Print Design from the Philadelphia University of Textiles and Sciences. She works as an independent designer in textile design and digital printing, in Colombia.
For further information about her work, you can visit or or you can contact her at

Matthias Schmidt is a Consultant for sewing and embroidery applications at Amann Nähgarne in Bönnigheim, Germany. His specialist field is technical consultancy in machine embroidery. As a trained tailor and certified engineer in garment technology (UAS – University of Applied Sciences), he gained working experience in knit- and underwear production in India, before joining the Amann Group.

Henry Stümer is Manager of the company TexDesign. Besides the main business of consulting and distribution in the embroidery field, TexDesign also does local business in garment decoration. TexDesign was founded in 2002 by Henry’s wife, Barbara, who is responsible for the creative side as well as training. You can contact Henry or Barbara Stümer at

Pierre Wouters is the owner of the embroidery company Stitch One Ltd. He is also Manager of Grafitex Ltd., a screenprinting company, and DP+D, a digital print and design company. Pierre has previously attended the Grafische School in Utrecht, Holland and has more than 25 years’ experience in the screenprinting and embroidery industries. Pierre is an all-round manager, as he is involved in the design, production, administration, finance, marketing and logistics areas of all these companies. You can contact him at