The Generation Game - Aaron Kierans
Thu Feb 1, 2018
A new generation of the Kierans family has come on board as a trainee printer at Anglo Printers. Aaron Kierans is third generation Kierans at Anglo Printers, the son of Peter Kierans,our Sales Director, nephew of Padraic Kierans our Managing Director and grandson of founder Johnny Kierans. Aaron started his training last week under the expert guidance of Geoff who has worked as printer in Anglo Printers for 18 years. Aaron is 18 years old and has worked at Anglo Printers during school holidays for a number of years prior to joining the family business permanently in October 2017.
Aaron has commenced his training as a printer on the Heidelberg Speedmaster printing press. The printer training programme will take place over a period of three years. The Heidelberg Speedmaster is a two colour printing press which is used to print NCR Duplicate and Triplicate Books, Letterheads, Compliment Slips, Book Covers, Business Cards and numerous other printed products. Aaron will learn skills to enable him to become proficient in the techniques of printing, numbering and perforating on the Heidelberg Speedmaster press.
What do you like most about working in Anglo Printers?
I grew up working in Anglo Printers during all of my summer holidays from school and always wanted to work here. There is a nice friendly atmosphere and always good crack. It is very interesting, every department is different, every day is different and every print job is different. I went to St Joseph's Secondary School in Drogheda where I sat my Leaving Certificate in 2017. After a few months in college the opportunity arose to train as a printer and I joined the Anglo Printers team permanently. I love the independence of working full time.
What have you learnt so far during your training as a printer?
At present I am learning how to change plates, clean the blankets, clean the ink ducts and put ink on the printing press. I have the opportunity to learn about the basic knowledge of printing - how pressure, plates, ink and water all work together and find it very interesting.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I play a lot of Rugby in my spare time. I train twice a week with Boyne RFC under 20's team and we play a match every Sunday. I also enjoy playing Gaelic and Soccer and have a passion for horse racing.
Favourite musician, band and football team?
Musician; Liam Gallagher
Football Team: Liverpool