E D U C A T I O N
1955 Intermediate Certificate
1955-58 Apprenticeship in Typographic Art & Hand Engraving, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Part time studies of Typographic Designs, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1976-83 Part time studies in Figure & Portrait Drawing at the Canberra School of Art
Part time studies in sculpture at the Canberra School of Art
E M P L O Y M E N T:
1955-1959 Ludwig & Mayer, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1959-1965 Griffin Press, Subsidiary of the Advertiser Newspaper Ltd, Adelaide, S.A.
1965-1998 Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra ACT 2600
1979-1988 Director of Design & Engraving, Royal Australian Mint
June 1998 Retired:
1955-59 Apprenticed at Ludwig & Mayer, West Germany, a printing establishment going back to 1770. Learned the art of hand engraving of new typographic type styles for the printing and graphic industry. This job required practical and artistic ability and intense concentration for very fine and accurate work. Qualified in 1958 as a hand engraver and worked for Ludwig & Mayer until immigrating to Australia in 1959.
1960-65 Started working with Griffin Press in Adelaide as a hand engraver in die stamping and die sinking. Engraved many hundreds of dies for letterheads, business cards, government Coat of Arms, first day covers for the Post Office and many other items in the printing trade.
1965-79 In 1965 the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra offered me a position as a hand engraver of coinage and medal dies. This position I held until my promotion to leading hand in the engraving section in 1969, which included supervising tradesmen involved in hand engraving; hubbing and finishing of coinage, proof and medal dies; producing master tooling, date changes and reduction punches.
1979 Promoted to Chief Engraver, responsible to the Superintendent for the operation of the Engraving Section, including supervision of engravers and preparation of coinage and medal designs, plaster models and reduction punches.
1987 Promoted to Director of Design and Engraving C A Class 9 (ASO 7), responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Section.
1989 Promoted to Design & Engraving Director/Senior Officer Grade B.
Direct master tooling manufacture for minting coins, medals and medallions. Create or oversee creation of designs for coins/medallions, provide advice to Mint Management, oversee the quality of master tooling, consult with and provide advice to clients and artists. Detailed knowledge of requirements for Mint engraving, proven ability to prepare design, sketches and plaster models, hand engrave dies and administrative ability of a high order. Promote facilities of the Engraving Section, improve methods, provide artistic and technical advice, develop and expand design services, supporting sales and marketing objectives and maintain quality and efficiency.
1991 Acting Operations Manager / 3 - 13 December
1993 Acting Operations Manager / 1 - 11 February
1996 Acting Marketing Director / 5 – 20 August
1997 Acting Marketing Director / 3 – 31 January
SPECIAL PROJECTS and EXPERIENCES:
1988 TV interview on 2 Dollar coin design
1989 Attended Mint Technical Conference in Hamburg, Germany
1991 Lectured on O S P-130 Optical Surface Profiler in the German language at the International Mint Technical Conference in Stuttgart/Germany
1991 Visited United Kingdom Mint, Spanish Mint, Stuttgart Mint/Germany and the Italian Mint.
1991 T V and Radio interviews commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency in Australia.
1991 Elected Associate Member of the
American Numismatic Society /12-7-1991
1992 Public Lecture at the University of Canberra "YOU DESERVE A MEDAL" on coin and medal designing.
1992 Project Manager for "RAMSTAN" Reduction Machine manufacture, no equivalent product available for purchase on the world market.
1993 Published an article "Self Portrait" in the January issue of "THE MEDAL" by the British Museum.
1993 Published an article "Self Portrait" in the January issue of "Munzen Revue" (international coin trend journal) in the German language.
1993 Won the "AUSTRALIAN DESIGN AWARD" for the "Birds of Australia" Series Ten Dollar Silver Coin
1995 Attended XXVI Mint Technical Conference in Vienna, Austria and visited the Austrian and Norwegian Mint/September.
1996 Presented with the "PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL"
for outstanding service in the government public service.
TRAINING & DEVELOPEMENT:
1988 E E O Awareness Training, September
1989 Middle Management Development Program
(by Eric Barbour, Blanchard Training & Developement, Inc.)
Introduction to Type in Organizational Settings (MYER BRIGGS)
Performance Management Simulation
Leader Behaviour Analysis II
1989 Employee Assistance Program
(Industrial Progam Service by Graham Jensen)
1989 Project Management A I M (Peter Beale)
1990 The Business of Management A I M (Module I)
1990 The Business of Management A I M (Module II)
1990 Multi-Dimensional Management (Dr Harvey Morris)
1990 Leadership and Minute Managers
1991 Conflict Mode Instrument (Thomas Kilman)
1991 Metallurgy Course A D F A (3 Day Course ? June)
1991 E A P Supervisor Referral Course
1991 Kepner Tregoe - Problem Solving and Decision Making
(4 Day Course, June 91)
1991 Priority Management Systems, B C Canada
1992 Conflict Resolution by Shoshana Faire's
Public Service Commission, 2 Day Course, 8/9 Dec
Middle Management Course for Senior Officers
1993 Surviving Criticism in the Workplace
1993 Staff Developement Seminar/T.Van Diemen & Assoc. Pty Ltd
2 Day Course, April
1993 Herrman Brain Dominance Profile Seminar
1 Day Course/October
1993 Benchmarking Seminar/Coopers & Lybrand Consultants
1994 Intellectual Property Seminar/Hyatt
1994 Mint Team Management Course/Eagle Hawk
Coopers & Lybrand - 2 Days, May
1995 Activity Based Management/Costing Course
Coopers & Lybrand - 2 Days, Melbourne
Mint Process Improvement Team Phase II+III
Coopers & Lybrand - 2 Days, Batemans Bay