Bruce is a certified knitting engineer, and former instructor for North America.
Over 30 years, she’s built a solid reputation for first to market success stories in several markets from mass customized designer knitted apparel, to extreme environment aftermarket automotive applications, refined home and office, footwear, and sporting goods, all with highly technical textile applications and after treatments, spanning a multitude of textile machinery and manufacturing engineering best practices. Her advanced 'fiber upward' textile materials focus has been utilized by several major companies, including Shell Oil and Kraco in automotive; Ossur in its' medical textiles, and prosthetic applications, to which she has several patents, and patents pending; as well as others under MNDA. Comfort, anatomically correct compression, sustainable materials development, protective support structures, elastomers, inlaid kinetics, and building infrastructure and best practices for nearly zero waste manufacturing, are her specialties. Currently, she is working on photovoltaic, conductive, and smart fabrications.
Connie Huffa, a textile engineer and principal of Fabdesigns, Inc., is an alumna from The Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she was also an adjunct professor of textiles in the master’s program.