Today, we’re celebrating the one and only David Warwick, known affectionately as 'Pez,' for his 45th work anniversary at H&H Reeds. Pez started his journey at Reeds in 1978, hired by his father, Malcom Warwick, who was the Production Director. Reeds has always been a family business for Pez, starting with his grandfather, Syd Thornton, who was an established figure at Reeds as Director and Works Manager.
Pez is currently a Platemaker at our printing facility in Penrith, where he operates the platemaking machine to set up large printing jobs for our Heidelberg Litho Press. He also takes care of stock controls and works in collating. We had the pleasure of asking Pez some questions about his 45 years of experience at Reeds.
"Print as an industry has quietened down over the years, and there have been a lot of changes to the machines and presses used to keep up with the latest technologies. Reeds has expanded to include new businesses such as signs, web, and digital, adapting to keep up with the changing times."
"Coffee and music."
Pez is a true punk rocker and has been a musician for most of his life, performing in bands since 1977. He was the frontman of the band No Thrills, where he had the opportunity to tour big cities and festivals in places such as Germany, France, Holland, and London. Their biggest influences were The Clash & The Sex Pistols. He has since retired from the band and now enjoys fly fishing in his spare time.
We want to congratulate Pez on his 45th work anniversary. His contributions to the company have been invaluable, and we are grateful for his dedication and hard work.