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Our People

Our people combine the best industry experience with an emphasis on providing quality and excellent customer service.

James Smedley | Director

James has an astute business background and could see that purchasing Abbott’s Printing was a sound business decision. His success since purchasing Abbott’s comes from surrounding himself with staff who are amongst the best in their fields, coupled with the dedication in attaining and maintaining the latest equipment to ensure quality work. James takes an active role in the business and sales assuring growth and success for Abbott & Co Printing.

Barry Castle | Operations Manager

Barry Castle | Operations Manager

Barry has been in the printing trade his entire working career, completing his printing apprenticeship with a company in Melbourne. Arriving in Perth a qualified printer he worked in another company initially and joined Abbott & Co Printing in 1988. He commenced his employment on the print presses and within a short period of time Barry showed the competency and dedication to the company which stood him in good stead for the position he holds today. As Operations Manager Barry oversees the production of all jobs from the time we attain the job to despatch. His organisational skills, coupled with his ability to communicate with staff, ensure that all jobs are delivered on time and of the highest quality. The growth of Abbott’s is attributed to his expertise and level of commitment.

Michael Lang | Graphics/Prepress Manager

Michael Lang | Graphics/Prepress Manager

Michael is fully qualified in prepress/plate making. He commenced his employment at Gibney Graphics, Prepress Services and then with Exposure Graphic. At these companies he advanced his knowledge in neg arranging, proofing and plate making. Michael joined Abbotts Printing in 2005 as the Manager of the Prepress department, but with his expertise and eye for detail it was not long before he was made Manager of the Graphic and Prepress departments. Michael has attended many refresher courses for all aspects of his job to keep abreast of the current trends, and uphold the standard and quality of work Abbott’s is known for. Michael works closely with both Barry (Operations Manager) and Colin (Production manager) to ensure these standards are maintained