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Career Overview

  • Litho Printing Machinist
  • Litho Dept Supervisor
  • Prepress Manager
  • Technical Services Manager

Extensive experience with folding cartons.


  • School of Graphics Arts Ultimo
  • Post Trade in Print Quality and Proof matching
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Front Line Management
  • Cert IV Bookkeeping


Labelmakers Group - Cartons NSW

Estimator 2014 - Present

Range of duties centering around Estimator role.
Management OH&S Representative.

Leigh Mardon / Amcor * Moore St Botany

Technical Services Manager 2007 - 2013

This expanded on the PrePress Manager duties, recognising existing projects, not formally part of previous role.
Develop improved estimating system, per General Managers specifications.
Develop QA check system.
Develop improved Prep Costs database.
NCR database.
MasterPrint data export system.
ISO 12647-2 print conformity reports.

PrePress Manager 2000 - 2007

Control introduction of new carton structures into production.
Control introduction of new graphics into production.
Liaise with customer and design agencies as required.
(Awarded 'CUSTOMER MANIAC' by Yum Foods(KFC))
Liaise with outside suppliers, and manage relations.
Manage and report on costs.
Manage internal specifications.

Estimator / Production Coordinator 1995 - 2000

Estimating as required, and production job preparation.

Litho Supervisor 1989 - 1995

Supervising dept to maintain maximum quality and productivity.
Organising staff, maintaining supplies, approving timecards etc.

Litho Machinist 1978 - 1989

Running 6 colour Size 6 press.
During this time recognised for consistently achieving 110% to 120% budget efficiency.

D.R.G. Lawleys * Ralph St Alexandria

Litho Machinist 1977 - 1978

Running 2 colour Size 3 and Size 5 presses.

Reed Paper Products * Amelia St Waterloo

Litho Apprentice 1973 - 1977

Running 2 colour Size3 presses.