Vale: Graham Pittaway who provided solid industry contribution

Graham Pittaway, who made a solid contribution to the printing industry since the age of 14, passed away on 15 January, leaving behind four sons and six grandchildren.

Pittaway held many positions during the course of his career. He entered the industry at Shipping Newspapers as an apprentice at the age of 14, then went on to perform sales and management roles in his career before becoming managing director of his company, Cypress Print, where he worked side-by-side with his son Anthony who joined the company in 1996 as sales director.

He and Anthony sold the business in 2007 to Abbott & Company.

Pittaway represented the WA Printing Industry as president from 2006-2007 and also sat on the National Board. He was also a past president of the Packaging Council of WA.

He was awarded an OAM in 2005 for his various contributions on committees and life memberships of The Speech & Hearing Centre, St Marks College, Morley Business Association, Morley Eagles Baseball Club and the The Osborne Park Agricultural Society.

“I followed my father’s footsteps into the printing industry as an apprentice printer like he was and eventually we ended up working together for 12 yrs, until we sold the business in 2007,” Anthony said.

“I have continued to stay in the industry and also became the WA director for the PVCA for a period of time, so my father’s legacy somehow lives on”. 

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