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St Louis - Evolution St. Louis has hired its first general manager at its high-tech knit factory.

The knitting facility, which uses the latest Stoll 3D and complete garment seamless knitting technology, has hired Sevan Altan who brings decades of experience in flatbed knitting, production, design, programming and business development. He will oversee all departments at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing facility at Washington Blvd. in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Evolution St. Louis’ advanced technology offers great opportunities for designers to demonstrate their talents in fashion, technical textiles and more. With our Stoll flatbed knitting machines, a designer’s only limit is their imagination,” Altan said. “I have been in this industry for 28 years and I’m excited to be working for Evolution St. Louis. I’ve been impressed by St. Louis’ strong roots in fashion and apparel manufacturing and the team’s passion for the industry.”

Altan comes from Stoll America, where he managed operation and programming for flatbed knitting. His previous experience includes working in Istanbul for Abiteks Tekstil and Arslanli Örme as a Stoll programmer, designer, machine operator, production manager, knitwear designer and senior merchandiser.

“Sevan brings decades of knit manufacturing, apparel industry and Stoll experience to our company,” said Jon Lewis, co-founder of Evolution St. Louis. “His leadership will help support our continued growth at Evolution St. Louis.”

Evolution St. Louis operates from a 32,000 square foot state of the art facility in the Grand Center Arts District of St Louis. It is equipped with the latest generation Stoll CMS and ADF flat knitting machines in a range of gauges with a production capability that covers a wide portfolio ranging from fully fashioned knitwear to complex shapes, footwear and smart textiles.

It manufactures a broad range of products – including fully fashioned knits, complex shapes, footwear and smart textiles. It can also produce textiles for the home, office and automotive industries.

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