By Jon Robinson
At the upcoming Canadian Printing Awards gala, taking place on November 10, 2016, at the Palais Royale in Toronto, PrintAction magazine will honour four individuals who have had a significant impact on the Canadian printing industry. The gala is expected to attract more than 200 industry leaders from across Canada, as well as attendees from the United States and Europe.
Now entering its 11th year in 2016, the Canadian Printing Awards program is designed to recognize printing innovation in the country through three distinct awards sections, grouped in Printing, Environmental and Technology categories, which are determined by an independent panel of judges.
In 2008, PrintAction introduced the Industry Achievement Awards to the program to honour outstanding leadership as demonstrated by members of the Canadian printing community.
Three of the four 2016 Industry Achievement Award recipients, determined by PrintAction magazine, include:
Printing Leader of the Year
President, PDI Group Inc., Montreal, QC
Director, Quebec Graphic Arts Association
Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Printing Industries Association
Emerging Leader of the Year
Vice President, Cober, Kitchener, ON
John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award
Founder, CanWin Consulting Inc.
Former Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga, ON
Community Leader of the Year
Jeff Ekstein, President, Willow Printing Group Ltd., Concord, ON
For more information about the 2016 program and gala, please visist Canadianprintingawards.com