By Jon Robinson
Twelve leaders directly involved in Canada’s printing industry will work together later this year to determine some of the country’s best and most-innovative printing work, based on criteria within PrintAction’s Canadian Printing Awards (CPA) program.
CPA entries are due on September 15, 2011 (please visit the program’s dedicated Website).
The CPA program is organized into three sections, including: five Environmental Printing categories, 20 Quality Printing categories, and four Industry Achievement categories. The Industry Achievement categories are a free, nominations-based initiative to recognize leadership in Canadian printing.
PrintAction will host the Canadian Printing Awards gala, with a sit-down dinner produced by executive chef Joe Levesque, on the first night of Graphics Canada (November 10, 2011) in Toronto.
To date, the judging panel includes:
Ian Baitz, Chair, Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University,
Susan Corbeil, Director, Specification Sales, Unisource Canada,
Ray Fagan, Product Manager, Large Format Presses, Heidelberg Canada ,
Chris Fraser, Director of New Business Development, Movable,
Rye Goodyear, Emeritus Professor, Ryerson University,
Dr. Martin Habeskost, Professor, Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University,
Nick Howard, President, Howard Graphic Equipment ,
Al Kershaw, President, The Print Wizard,
Michael Mugavero, Vice President of Sales, Canada and East United States, manroland,
Sonya Popovich, Production Manager, The Works Design Communications
Neil Stewart, President, Anstey Book Binding, and
Bob Weller, Sales Manager, Transcontinental.