Paul Chamberlain, Subscription Business Driver Northern Europe & South Africa
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What is your role at Heidelberg?
I am primarily the Subscription Business Driver for Northern Europe and South Africa. My roles at Heidelberg also include Product Management for B3 & B2 Press, Colour Management and Colour Control. Additionally, I am also the Manager of the Heidelberg UK showroom.
What drew you to Heidelberg originally?
When you work in the print trade, Heidelberg is seen as the best of the best. As a printer myself, operating Heidelberg presses and being able to say that I work for Heidelberg was always a dream! That’s why, when the opportunity to be a Print Instructor/Demonstrator presented itself, I didn’t think twice about applying for the position.
What have you gained from working at Heidelberg?
A wealth of knowledge about printing; I’m still learning all the time!
How do you balance between family and your career at Heidelberg?
I met my wife, Lynsey, when we were both working out of the Heidelberg Tamworth office. She is quite used to me working away from home and at odd hours.
What is your favourite movie and book?
I’m a John Wayne fan and have over 130 of his movies, either on DVD or on my hard drive. My favourite is ‘The Quiet Man’, which was filmed in Ireland. I am lucky to have had the chance to see the places where the film was made when I went to install MPS Westport’s SM74-8PH, back in 2008.
I read a lot of autobiographies from past and present film stars like Charlton Heston, David Niven, Errol Flynn, Michael Cain and Oliver Reed. While all of them were worth the read, the book I couldn’t put down recently was ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ which was written by the historian and professor of History, Yuval Noah Harari. I’m now reading his second book ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’.
What is your personal philosophy?
Life is too short, so try and find the work-life balance and enjoy your family time!
If you could interview one person (dead or alive), who would it be?
This is a difficult question. I don’t think I would want to do an interview as such, but more of a night out to listen to some stories! I would probably invite David Niven as he was a great raconteur. Oliver Reed would also be good for a night out, or even Michael Palin because of all his travels and sense of humour! I would also definitely love to invite Winston Churchill.
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