Following the advice of his father, Gavin started as a printing apprentice. Back in those days, printing technology was still mysterious and rare. Gavin eagerly seized the opportunity and dived into studying and gaining knowledge and skills. It was that enthusiastic spirit that marked the first year of Gavin’s career.
Gavin’s deep desire for mastering printing skills guided him in everyday learning and operation as an apprentice. At that time, printing machines in China were pretty primitive, running at 2400RPM only.
After one year of hard study, he requested to operate the printing machine without his mentor’s help, which really astounded his fellows and boss. At last, he got permission to run that machine and it came out to be the right decision. The productivity, quantity and quality of products during his shift outweighed his mentor. Gavin won his position as a mentor therefore and got into the first batch of printing masters in as short as one year.
Gavin had never been complacent about his achievement. This was confirmed by his request to be a new apprentice again when his company introduced a new printing machine with 4000RPM.
He was so drawn into the charm of the new technology of printing at such a high speed at that time. Working on the new machine day in and day out for 2 years, for the second time, he quickly mastered the technique for running higher speed of printing machine.
Printing machines kept upgrading with the development of printing technology and increasing demand for productivity. In 1999, Gavin’s company introduced a high speed single color printing machine featuring 7000RPM. It was such an amaze to Gavin that he just wondered how it worked to reach such a speed.
For the third time, he obtained the chance to run the new machine. For 6 months, he had never missed any maintenance program conducted by foreign engineers. Gavin even dismantled the machine to analyze its operating principle in the following maintenance. With his rise to fame over the years, he got offers from other companies with 10 times of salary yet he just resolutely rejected. “I work for printing. Not for salary only.”
These were times the printing and packaging industry experienced rapid development. With two-color printing machine renounced the world, Gavin insisted to operate that machine no matter how badly the old machines needed him alongside. His determination won him the chance once again.
Since the machine could print 2 colors at one time, it really post great challenges to the master’s skills of balancing speed and quality. For the next 2 years, he thoroughly grasped the tactics and gained a reputation for his unwavering commitment to printing technology.