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Tributes paid to print veteran

Brian Filler, former managing director of Screen, has passed away at the age of 69.

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Brian Filler passed away on July 24th, 2019, at the age of 69

Filler began his career at Stellar Press in Barnet as an apprentice photolithographer in 1966, moving onto the studio manager position at Satellite, a trade platemaking firm. He then joined John Hadland Graphic Arts where he sold vertical camera film processors and the ECRM Autokon scanner.

According to his colleagues at Screen, Filler described his career “from cow gum to CTP – and beyond”. Filler spent 35 years at Screen, becoming managing director of the UK business in 1999 and president of the European operation in 2013. He retired in 2016 and focused on his three passions: his family, golf, and photography.

“Brian will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, and our deepest sympathy goes to his family”, says Bui Burke, senior vice president of sales at Screen. “Over the 21 years we worked together he taught me a great deal about sales and diplomacy and how to manage a business in a rapidly changing industry."

Burke continues: “I feel very lucky to have had him as a colleague, a mentor and a friend. He was always calm, always cheerful and always straightforward, I will remember him for his consummate skill as a communicator not only in his professional role, but also when telling jokes or stories and giving entertaining speeches.

“He was highly regarded, well liked and universally respected by everyone who had dealings with him. In short, he was a fantastic person and a great leader.”

Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so via Dale Pardy, Screen GP Europe, 726 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU, or at dale.pardy@screeneurope.com.

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