WIFS Engineering Expert Technical Lead Fabric and Substrate Scientist for Whirlpool Corporation
As a founding member of the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science, Tremitchell Wright enjoys sharing advice on keeping clothes looking brand new. For more than 13 years, Wright has been working alongside a group of engineers, textile scientists and chemists to better understand fabrics and how they interact with laundry appliances. Wright and his team continue to discover new ways to care for garments and keep fabrics in top form. To date, his team has secured over five patents and has more than 30 patent applications pending.
Outside of the office, Wright continues to look for innovative laundry care practices. An avid traveler, Wright checks out laundry rooms of hotels and dry cleaners in various cities to see what tools are in place. A fabric care enthusiast, Wright loves to share laundry tips and tricks. His favorite piece of advice for consumers is to keep a can of hair spray in the laundry room to help remove ink stains.
Wright is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineering and serves on the engineering council at Michigan Tech. He has served as President of the Whirlpool Charter of Sigma Xi Scientific. Wright graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He received his Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and has guest lectured at Andrew University, Michigan Tech, University of Kentucky and Sigma Xi.