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Most Influential Printer 2010 – Group D


July 14, 2010
By Jon Robinson

CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP D CANDIDATES

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Philippe Cloutier     PA50 2010 #4 ranking
President
Worldcolor Canada (Quad/Graphics)
Montreal, QC

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As the pending acquisition of Worldcolor by U.S.-based Quad/Graphics was just days away from completion (at press time), Cloutier becomes instrumental in shaping the Canadian printing landscape. In mid-2010, Worldcolor Canada employed approximately 2,600 employees across 10 printing and print-related facilities, occupying some 1.5-million square feet. Cloutier joined Worldcolor in October of 2000 with extensive experience in finance, investor relations, operations, sales and contract management.

Related links
NYSE   new listing in early July
Gold Ink Awards   Perennial winner

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Matthew Alexander
President & CEO
Colour Innovations
Toronto, ON

Founded as a prepress company 20 years ago, Alexander and his four partners leverage commercial-printing technical expertise with strong design-community and environmental positions.

Related links:
National Advertising Benevolent Society   Provides printing support
Company’s environmental program   North American leader
Premier Print Awards   Past winner (The Bennys)
Applied Arts Awards   Perennial winner

SIGN/POP PRINTING

Scott Crosby
Owner
Holland & Crosby
Mississauga, ON

After installing Canada’s first Inca Onset, Crosby leads one of North America’s most progressive large-format companies, in operation since 1938.

Related link:
Inca Onset description  

PACKAGING

Cathie Ellis
President
Ellis Packaging
Pickering, ON

Through acquisition and organic growth, Ellis helped establish The Ellis Group as one of North America’s top paper-board producers, from design to distribution.

Related links:
Ellis Group production strength
Paperboard Packaging Group   member

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Kevin Nicholds
President & CEO
Dollco Printing
Ottawa, ON

With his cousin Krista, Nicholds took on ownership of 92-year-old Dollco in 2001 and continues to run a complete shop with toner, sheetfed and web presses.

Related links:
Gala Gutenberg   Multiple past & current winner
Wheat Sheet production   North American printing first
Dollco production strength
Young Presidents’ Organization   member