Most Influential Printer 2010 - Group F

Jon Robinson
July 14, 2010
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CANADA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP F CANDIDATES


COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Sean Murray     PA50 2010 #6 ranking
President & CEO
Advocate Publishing & Printing
Dartmouth, NS

As the third-generation leader of Advocate, a history that began in 1935, Murray is arguably the most-influential printer in Atlantic Canada. While company employs around 500 people in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Murray also represents the region’s printing interests through his involvement with the CPIA, serving as Chairman from 2006 to 2008. For three consecutive years, he has been named as one of Atlantic Canada’s top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business magazine.

Related links:
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40   Recipient in 2005
Bruce F. Murray Family Foundation   Family-founded charitable organization
CPIA   Former board chairman, 2006-2008
Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs   Three years running
CPISTF   Current trustee of scholarship board

PACKAGING
Bruce Berry
President & CEO
Winpak
Winnipeg, MB

With 2009 sales of US$506 million, Berry focuses on the development of materials and machines primarily used for perishable foods, beverages and in health care.

Related links:
TSX  stock information
Winpak structure   Nine business units

BOOK PRINTING

Curwin Friesen
President & CEO
Friesens
Altona, AB

Currently serving as CPIA’s Director-at-large, Friesen also runs an employee-owned book manufacturer that is 103-years old and a perennial Benny Award winner.

Related links:
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40   Recipient in 2004
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies  Past winner
CPIA   Current director-at-large
Top 50 Alumni of Past 50 Years   University of Waterloo, 2007
Premier Print Awards   Multiple past winner (The Bennys)

COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Jay Mandarino
President
C.J. Graphics
Toronto, ON

Arguably Ontario’s most-visible commercial printer, Mandarino has won over 6,500 awards, including three 2010 Bennys, while dedicating enormous time to charitable work.

Related links:
C.J. Skateboard Park & School   Company-founded charitable organization
JB Auction Services    Self-founded Charitable organization
Applied Arts Awards   Perennial winner
Premier Print Awards   Current and past winner (The Bennys)
International Gallery of Superb Printing   Perennial winner

 
LARGE-FORMAT PRINTING
Ralph Misale
Chief Operating Officer
Eclipse Imaging
Burlington, ON

Purchasing Eclipse from U.S.-based Adams Outdoor in 2010, Misale, with business partner Grant Malcolm, now leads a 70,000-square-foot plant dedicated to large-format.

Related links:
Eclipse production strength
Eclipse project portfolio
Canadian ownership


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