By Jon Robinson
CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP C CANDIDATES
Dick Kouwenhoven PA50 2010 #3 ranking
Founding Hemlock in 1968, Kouwenhoven is arguably the most-respected commercial printer in Canada, based largely on decades of technological innovation and the company’s committed stance on environmental progress. With around 185 employees operating out of a 80,000-square-foot plant and generating sales in excess of $40 million, Hemlock produces the majority of its offset work at well over 400-line screen, while also innovating toner-based production. The company has won more than 20 Benny Awards.
Heavily involved in the OPIA and SWOB for years, Cober runs a highly respected, 4th-generation company and continually invests in new technologies for both offset and toner.
With a 3rd-generation company, in business for over 80 years, Deschamps leads a large regional organization self-described as the leading security printer in Quebec.
After modernizing PLM Group and Transcontinental Yorkville, Fortier now leads a diversified company with creative support, premedia, DAM, finishing and 40-inch printing.
In just over 15 years, Low built one of Toronto’s most-formidable trade printers, with five Heidelberg presses and a manroland web in a 70,000-square-foot plant.