Hitesh Kumar Sharma is the new president of the International Federation of Knitting Technologists. He has been with the organisation since 1999 and has more than 25 years of working experience in the knitting industry. He and has worked in a senior techno-management position in global multinational companies in the US, Canada, Italy and North India.
It is expected that with his familiarity with the knitting sector in a wide North America perspective, he will be a great asset to IFKT. The number of American and Canadian members is gradually increasing due to his presence in the organization. The International Federation of Knitting Technologists, founded in 1956, was conceived to establish friendly ties between works managers, technicians and knitting specialists from different countries and thus promote the general interests of the knitting industry and its further technical development.
The organisation holds annual conferences. Countries that have held such conferences so far are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, France, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.
IFKT is present in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Switzerland. In addition, there are individual members in Canada, Egypt and Taiwan.