Most Influential Printer 2010 - Group I

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


QUICK PRINTING

Jamie O’Born    PA50 2010 #9 ranking
President
The Printing House
Toronto, ON

O’Born was named TPH’s youngest top-performing manager across Canada at just 22 years of age, which is the same age that her father was when he began the company – in 1961. In 1989, she launched a subsidiary called TPH Image House, which kept the company in front of the desktop-publishing revolution. Today, O’Born oversees TPH’s 70-plus printing branches across Canada, employing some 450 people. O’Born has been on the Board of Junior Achievement Canada since 2008.

Related links:
International Women’s Forum   Member
Institute for Entrepreneurship program   Nominated by KPMG
Junior Achievement of Canada   Board director since 2008
SickKids Foundation   SickKids Leader
TPH Charitable Office   Established in 1983
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies   Past recipient


COMMERCIAL PRINTING
David Allan
President & CEO
Rhino Print Solutions
Calgary, AB

A 3-time Benny Award winner, Allan has led substantial growth in recent years out of multiple commercial printing plants (Calgary, Richmond) and sales offices.

Related links:
Premier Print Awards  Multiple past winner (The Bennys)
EPCOR CENTRE   Corporate Patrons of the Arts
BC Business Entrepeneur of the Year   Runner up, 2006 (Turnaround category)
G7 Master Printer   IDEAlliance designation

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

François Chartrand
President
Imprimerie L’Empreinte
St. Laurent, QC

With back-to-back Grand Gutenberg Awards in Canada’s top printing competition, Chartrand has positioned L’Empreinte as one of the country’s highest-quality printers.

Related link:
Gala Gutenberg   Grand Gutenberg winner in 2008 and 2009
L'Empreinte project portfolio

TRADE PRINTING
Dave Harb
President
Trade Secret Printing
Toronto, ON

Established in 2000, Harb is on an aggressive trade-printing path with a 10-colour perfector and 24-page Goss web, new toner and inkjet, in a 103,000-square-foot plant.

Related link:
Production details

COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Dean McElhinney
General Manager
Unicom Graphics
Calgary, AB

As CPIA Chairman of the Board, McElhinney holds one of the most-important positions in terms of effecting the average commercial printer in Canada.

Related link:
CPIA   Current board chairman


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