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Panpa Bulletin : Oct-Nov-December 2007
Monaghan's age ends at Tullamarine print centre By Jack Beverley Chris Monaghan, general manager of The Age print centre at Tullamarine, has stepped down from the position after ten years of leading the setting-up, running and development of the $220m plant. Over the decade, the centre and its staff have received numerous awards recognising design, reproduction quality, safety and environ- mental achievements, including this year's PANPA Newspaper of the Year award and the Environment, Health and Safety Award. The centre has been admitted twice to the International Colour Quality Club for outstanding colour reproduction -- the only printing plant in Australia to do so. Monaghan, who joined Fairfax in 1997 as production manager for The Age when the paper was printed at the Spencer Street printing operation, was appointed to the project team set up to develop the business case for the Tullamarine greenfield site. Monaghan was appointed general manager of the centre in 1999 to lead the difficult transition of the printing from Spencer Street to Tullamarine, noted for its state-of-the-art MAN Roland presses and Ferag publishing equipment, and its landmark Age newspaper sign that stands 32 metres tall. The plant became fully operational in 2003. Operations director Danny Trainor said that throughout his ten- ure, Chris Monaghan had been a leader of integrity, showing guid- ance and genuine care to all staff at the centre. Communications director Nigel Henham said that Monaghan had played an invaluable and critical role in managing the complex switch from Spencer Street to Tullamarine. "Chris worked extremely hard during the planning process and it was the high level of detail which made the transition smoother than it might have been. "Always calm in a crisis, and with a great sense of humour, he has made a great contribution to The Age and Fairfax." Responsibility for all areas at Tullamarine, reporting to Danny Trainor, has been allocated to Troy Mansell, with the title of Operations Manager. Mansell, who has been with Fairfax since 1992, started his career in Melbourne. He returned to Victoria in May last year to lead the business service team at Tullamarine after holding management roles at Darling Park and the Chullora plant in Sydney. Chris Monaghan
August September 2007