Paul Hannaford

Freelance Article Writer & Manual Writer

Location:Mildura, Victoria, Australia
2 Skills
Dr. Paul Hannaford

Paul has gained valuable experience in large, multi-national and medium sized Australian companies. He has also been employed in small, family owned enterprises, and has gained a well-rounded experience of the problems and opportunities facing business in Australia. Paul has served in various capacities including sales and marketing, technical and administration, in both staff and line positions. Paul learns quickly, and has an excellent general knowledge. His quick mind has the ability to see the larger picture. He thrives on change, and growth.

Professional Experience
Australian Tartaric Products Pty Ltd December 2008 to July 2011
Mildura, Victoria
Paul was the Assistant Operations Manager (and subsequently Technical Services Manager) of this Italian owned company. In addition to the day to day tasks involved in running the plant, Paul oversaw the Information Technology function of the company, transforming the peer-to-peer network into a Win2003 Domain.

DragonPaul Pty Ltd October 2002 to June 2005
Mount Barker, SA
Paul was the General Manager and Director of the DragonPaul shop, located in the Mount Barker Central Shopping Centre. Here he was responsible for the day to day management of this retail venture. This is a family company running MYOB Retail Manager and MYOB Accounting Plus. The Company went into liquidation in June 2005.

Massel Australia Pty Ltd March 2001 to October 2002
Seven Hills, NSW
Paul rejoined Massel after a brief time with SCALA Australia. The company was grateful to regain his skills and he was appointed as Information Technology Manager. Together with the Operations Manager, he was charged with replacing the ERP system, and after a lengthy search, recommended and subsequently oversaw the implementation of SAP Connect and Go. This involved an upgrade of the network to 100 Base T, with Windows 2000 Server and Win2K Professional work stations.

SCALA Australia Pty Ltd January 2001 to March 2001
Pennant Hills, NSW
Paul joined SCALA Australia as Senior Consultant, but quickly discovered that the company had largely lost its way, and made the decision to move out within the 3 month trial period. In the short time that he was with the company, he worked with Novartis, RailTech and various other companies using SCALA, and with Form-Rite using Axapta.

Massel Australia Pty Ltd November 1996 to January 2001
Seven Hills, NSW
Paul joined Massel as their Information Technology Manager, charged with implementing SCALA internally. In addition he quickly took on the project to gain accreditation to ISO9001 and HACCP. These two projects were a resounding success, and Paul was promoted to Operations Manager, with added responsibilities in production planning, purchase control and inventory management. In this role, Paul led a production team of 12. Operating system for the SCALA project was Windows NT Server, with Windows NT workstations.

Open Systems Integration Pty Ltd November 1994 to November 1996
Parramatta, NSW
As Senior Consultant, Paul consulted in the field of manufacturing and distribution systems. This involved analysing clients' needs and working with them to provide a solution that met these needs. Paul also prepared training material, and presented training sessions. Paul was well regarded by his clients, who quickly came to trust him, and to respect his no-nonsense approach. He has a reputation for fixing the problems on site, rather than taking them back to the office. He also has a reputation for providing sound advice. The main systems employed were SCALA and MFG/PRO. Add on systems included Jetform, Impromptu and Powerplay, Batchmaster, Platinum Financials, and MS Office. Operating systems in use included DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows NT, Novell 3.1, Lantastic 6.0 and SCO-Unix.

Colour Dispersion Company Pty Ltd September 1992 to October 1994
Wetherill Park, NSW
Director and Company Secretary. Paul was a founding director of this small business. With initially one, and then two other directors, he built the company from zero base to $500,000.00 turn over, in two years. Paul withdrew from the Company to pursue other avenues of work. He was responsible for the accounts, through to the preparation of final accounts. He wrote the technical manuals, and operations procedures, and in consultation with his fellow directors, the policy manual for the company. Software in use was MYOB supplemented by a suite of programs written by Paul in MS Access.

Various salaried positions Prior to September 1992
New South Wales
The companies, positions and dates are summarised below:
Australian Urethane Systems Operations Manager 1991-1992
Monocure Pty Ltd R & D Manager 1990-1991
Laporte Colour Services Technical Adviser 1989-1990
ICI Industrial Chemicals Senior Account Manager 1988-1989
Laporte Australia Limited Various 1981-1988
(Senior Chemist, Technical Manager, Technical Product Manager, Sales Manager and Product Manager)
Berger Paints (Australia) P/L Various 1973-1981
(Trainee Chemist, Chemist, Senior Chemist, Section Leader)


St Elias School of Orthodox Theology 1999
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Doctor of Divinity
Australian College of Theology 1995
Kensington, New South Wales
Diploma in Theology
University of Technology, Sydney 1984
Broadway, New South Wales
Master of Business Administration
Macquarie University 1977
North Ryde, New South Wales
Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry


Surface Coatings Association, Australia 1982-1997
New South Wales Section
Technical Eductaion Sub-committee member and part-time tutor in the Surface Coatings course at Meadowbank TAFE. Paul also held the Professional Grading of Associate in Technology of Surface Coatings Australia (ATSCA)

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1983-1995
New South Wales Division
Member (MRACI) and Chartered Chemist, Australia (C.Chem Aust)

University of Technology 1984-1985
Broadway, New South Wales
Paul was a part-time tutor in the school of Business.


Available on request.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Manual Writing