By Jon Robinson
CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP G CANDIDATES
George Kallas PA50 2010 #7 ranking
Founding his company in 1977, by printing stationery, Kallas is now recognized as one of the highest-quality printers on the planet. Metropolitan has captured 28 Benny awards (not including 2010 results), which is the most won by any Canadian printer. With 60 employees working out of a 14,000-square-foot plant, Met exemplifies the staying power of print for small- to medium-sized printers, which will continue into the foreseeable future with Kallas’ two children actively involved in the company.
A 2nd-generation printer, Carbone works with his father and brother to lead one of North America’s largest privately owned packaging firms, specializing in carton and set-up boxes.
Recently completing a 140,000-sq-ft expansion (to a total 300,000 sq-ft), Henderson runs one of two VistaPrint plants that process more than 44,000 orders per day.
Building one of the world’s first LEED-certified printing plants, Lal is a global manufacturer of labels with four locations: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and California.
In the midst of restructuring the company he founded in 1992, Werbitt remains a Canadian printing beacon, now running 56-inch offset in a 65,000-square-foot plant.