Grant Hofmeyer was born on 7 December, 1947 in Adelaide.
He started at the Old Guv on KWR, in March, 1969 as a tradesman printer.
Allan Morris was the Overseer at the time and he showed Grant around but Frank Johnson was “in the Chair” by the time Grant started.
A humble Grant says his only claims to fame at the Old Guv were inventing the name “Topical Points” for the in-house magazine and serving as the Association Machine Room Rep. Outside of work he was awarded the Australia Medal for services to Fire Service Training.
He was good mates with Rick Bell (Maintenance) and worked alongside the legend Jackie Veitch. Grant worked at KWR for four years and at Netley for just six months.
He ran the National Printing Industry Training Council for a number of years. He was progressive which put him at odds with some of the more conservative and unreasonable voices on the Council.
But despite these obstacles Grant Hofmeyer achieved a huge amount for the training of young people in our industry.
Grant has been living happily in the Northern Territory for the past 15 years. He was “born to be a Printer and an Old Guv Legend.