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Alf Carrigan adds NPL to his portfolio of industry roles

Friday, 29 August 2003
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The job comes in addition to Alf’s leadership of the National Print Awards and shows that while old(er) graphic arts citizens may retire, they don’t fade away.

The NPL, located at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, is one of the industry’s leading R&D facilities, playing a more high profile role in recent years. A joint venture between the Victorian Government, Monash University and industry partners that include Note Printing Australia, Australian Paper, Norske-Skog, Visy, Amcor, Toyo and SICPA, the NPL is looking for a more commercially relevant role in the printing and graphic arts industry.

Rod Urquhart, CEO of the SmartPrint CRC and Director of the NPL, said: “We are very pleased to have secured the services of a person with such a broad industry background and knowledge combined with commercial and managerial acumen to chair the National Printing Laboratory, and to provide guidance for our future development.”

Alf has a 45 year track record in the printing industry, and is well known as the long-serving managing director of CPI Graphics and, before that SICPA Graphics, Australia’s largest graphic arts supply company. A past president of the GAMAA and board member of PacPrint, Alf retired from the CPI Group on July, 2001

He is also chairman of judges of the Asian Print Awards.

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