Jim began his employment at Whitlam in 1983. Having never set eyes on a printing press, he started as an entry-level general labor team member. Through dedication and commitment, Jim quickly progressed into the pressroom assistant, trainee, and pressman roles.
Within the first three years, Jim achieved a supervisory position in the manufacturing department. As the company continued to grow, adding more equipment, moving to a new building, and adding new team members, Jim was appointed to the Manufacturing Manager role.