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Phillip Butler

Member - External Advisory Board Committee

Phillip Butler is the chairman of Textor Technologies. In 2000 he purchased Textor Technologies from the English parent company and converted the business from supplying the garment and automotive trades to focusing on the global medical and healthcare fabrics markets.

The company now manufactures components for diapers, femcare and incontinence products. The Textor materials manage the transfer of fluids away from the body and hence protect the skin.

The company has been transformed through constant innovation into a state of the art operation supplying multinationals operating throughout the world. The business is a family owned SME that has learnt to collaborate with the Australian research institutes and take world class innovation into global supply chains.

Phillip has been a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of CSIRO Manufacturing Division. He was also the Chair of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries Innovation Council and was a member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce. He was also a member of the National Placed Base Advisory Group (Department of Human Services) and was Deputy Chair of the National Precinct Board.Phillip was also the initial chair of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC .

Phillip has a B Eng (Chem. Eng) from UNSW, a M Sc (Glass and Ceramics) from Sheffield University and is a Fellow of AICD”