Most Influential Printer 2010 - Group G

Jon Robinson
July 14, 2010


George Kallas     PA50 2010 #7 ranking
President & CEO
Metropolitan Fine Printers
Vancouver, BC

Founding his company in 1977, by printing stationery, Kallas is now recognized as one of the highest-quality printers on the planet. Metropolitan has captured 28 Benny awards (not including 2010 results), which is the most won by any Canadian printer. With 60 employees working out of a 14,000-square-foot plant, Met exemplifies the staying power of print for small- to medium-sized printers, which will continue into the foreseeable future with Kallas’ two children actively involved in the company.

Related links:
Premier Print Awards   Perennial winner (The Bennys), with most Canadian wins
Canstruction Vancouver   Family-founded charitable organization
Applied Arts Awards   Multiple past winner
Gold Ink Awards   Multiple past winner
BC Ethics in Action Award   First printing company to win


Al Carbone
Executive VP
Rosmar Litho
Baie-d’Urfe, QC

A 2nd-generation printer, Carbone works with his father and brother to lead one of North America’s largest privately owned packaging firms, specializing in carton and set-up boxes.

Related links:
Romsar Packaging   parent company
Inter Pack Industries   subsidiary
Gibraltor Packaging Group   subsidiary



Paul Henderson
VP & Plant Director
VistaPrint North America
Windsor, ON

Recently completing a 140,000-sq-ft expansion (to a total 300,000 sq-ft), Henderson runs one of two VistaPrint plants that process more than 44,000 orders per day.

Related links:
NASDAQ   stock information
Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies   Ranked #16 in 200
Internet Retailer Top 500 Retail Web Sites 2010   Ranked #36
VistaPrint Patents and Trademarks

Sandeep Lal
President & CEO
Metro Label
Toronto, ON

Building one of the world’s first LEED-certified printing plants, Lal is a global manufacturer of labels with four locations: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and California.

Related links:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design   North American printing first
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies   Awarded in 2005, 2006 and 2007
PAC Awards   Perennial winner
International Gallery of Superb Printing   Past winner

Warren Werbitt
Founder & CEO
Pazazz Printing
Montreal, QC

In the midst of restructuring the company he founded in 1992, Werbitt remains a Canadian printing beacon, now running 56-inch offset in a 65,000-square-foot plant.

Related links:
Printing's Alive   Youtube video

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