Meet Doug Thompson Technical Training Specialist

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Doug’s career with Sewing machines started in 1980 when he took an apprentice job repairing Industrial Sewing Machines at a clothing manufacturer in which his Mom worked as a pattern maker and designer assistant.In 1990, when the Manufacturing of clothing left St. Louis, Doug answered a help wanted ad and began working at Tacony Corporation as a bench technician. He was later promoted to the Technical Service Manager. In 2006, Doug joined the Training team so he could spend his time with his true passion of focusing on the training of Technicians and Retailer’s staff throughout the country. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with those looking for a new trade as it was taught to him 43 years ago. Since then, Doug has trained well over a thousand Technicians and has shifted to Virtual on-line Technical training as well as creating a series of videos that teaches basic machine repair and tips for success geared towards consumers. Look for his popular “From the Workbench with Doug” video series on the Baby Lock YouTube channel and on any one of the segment specific Facebook pages for Baby Lock fans!

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