Most Influential Printer 2010 - Group H

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


COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Ward Griffin     PA50 2010 #8 ranking
President & CEO
The Lowe-Martin Group
Ottawa, ON

Celebrating Lowe-Martin’s 100th anniversary in 2008, Griffin became CEO of the company in 1996, succeeding his father who purchased it in 1984. Under his family’s management, Lowe-Martin became an early adopter of technology (Docutech in 1991, Quickmaster in 1995, NexPress in 2001), which Griffin continues through numerous industry-leading environmental initiatives. Lowe-Martin employs 350 people in Ottawa, Toronto, and Ireland facilities. Griffin is also actively involved with the CPIA, serving as Chairman from 2005 to 2006.

Related links:
CPIA  Former board chairman, 2005-2006
Environmental stance   North American leader
Premier Print Awards   Multiple past winner (The Bennys)
Hydro Ottawa Conservation Award
International Gallery of Superb Printing   Multiple past winner

COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Jean Grégoire
President
Imprimerie Solisco
Scott, QC

Generating around $100-million in revenues last year, Grégoire leads one of Canada’s three largest private printing companies, with three production facilities and 500 employees.

Related link:
Solisco printing markets   Across four locations

LARGE-FORMAT PRINTING

Juan Lau
President & CEO
Icon Digital Productions
Richmond Hill, ON

Founded in 1995, Lau was an early adopter of inkjet large-format printing, creating everything from vehicle wraps to stadium graphics, as “artisans of the extraordinary.”

Related link:
Icon project portfolio
Gridcast   subsidiary

COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Richard McCallum
President & CEO
McCallum Printing Group
Edmonton, AB

Founded in 2003, McCallum used Heidelberg technology to build arguably the most-technologically progressive sheetfed plant in Alberta, winning a CIPPI award in 2008.

Related link:
CIPPI Award winner   2007

NEWSPAPER PRINTING
Dean Zavarise
Executive VP & GM
Torstar Printing Group
Toronto, ON

With nine plants across Ontario, Zavarise leads one of Canada’s largest cold web networks, which is supported by the 103 newspapers of parent company Metroland.

Related links:
Metroland   parent company
Metroland   printing operations
Web Offset Association Awards   Perennial winner


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