Meet Matt Whitelock- Print Machinist, Pemara - Australia

Name: Matt Whitelock 

Location: Pemara – Victoria Australia

Current Position: Print Machinist (Gallus)

How long have you been with the company? About 6.5 years

What do you like best about your job? Refining my work process on a regular basis to hit targets without compromising quality, stock, allocation, etc.

How did you get started in this industry? By accident really.  I was building a career straight out of school that fell through, so I looked for a job right away and found a position in a print factory.  The rest is history. 

What are your favorite sports or pastimes? Long distance running, weight training, and playing bass in a rock band.

Do you have a favorite sports team that you root for? I am not a huge sports fan, but my favorite athletes are the Brownlee Brothers (tri-athletes) from England.  They are amazing. 

What would people be surprised to know about you? I sang the national anthem at an A grade cricket match in front of a large crowd.  I also drove through the Arc De Triomphe roundabout by accident and survived.  I also have a collection of duck figurines.

What is your favorite band, movie, or book? Band: Periphery, Coheed and Cambria, Chevelle, Royal Blood, etc.  Movies: 300, Sin City 1 &2, No Country for Men, and anything by Tarantino

What was your favorite holiday/vacation?  When I drove through the Arc De Triomphe and did not kill myself or anyone else.  My favorite countries are Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?  Always lead by example.