McGuckian - Associate Director of Technical Services

Initially, I didn’t think printing was for me. I started in 2004, typesetting commercial products. Analytical by nature, I moved from typesetting to a programming opportunity in print. I could see that customers needed to streamline their processes, and that meant automation. My technical skills and background in typesetting made it a natural transition. I taught myself how to code, database design and to handle workflow management. I built pioneering systems.

My first was a production system for Network Rail: a monthly subscription for safety notices with different products being shipped together. Immediately Thomson Reuters wanted similar.

I entered the confidential market in a trial by fire, creating a massive logistical program and business logic for a national examination board.

I’m responsible for the development, infrastructure and typesetting teams here at Page Bros. Squash helps me decompress.