By Jon Robinson
CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP H CANDIDATES
Ward Griffin PA50 2010 #8 ranking
Celebrating Lowe-Martin’s 100th anniversary in 2008, Griffin became CEO of the company in 1996, succeeding his father who purchased it in 1984. Under his family’s management, Lowe-Martin became an early adopter of technology (Docutech in 1991, Quickmaster in 1995, NexPress in 2001), which Griffin continues through numerous industry-leading environmental initiatives. Lowe-Martin employs 350 people in Ottawa, Toronto, and Ireland facilities. Griffin is also actively involved with the CPIA, serving as Chairman from 2005 to 2006.
Generating around $100-million in revenues last year, Grégoire leads one of Canada’s three largest private printing companies, with three production facilities and 500 employees.
Founded in 1995, Lau was an early adopter of inkjet large-format printing, creating everything from vehicle wraps to stadium graphics, as “artisans of the extraordinary.”
Founded in 2003, McCallum used Heidelberg technology to build arguably the most-technologically progressive sheetfed plant in Alberta, winning a CIPPI award in 2008.
With nine plants across Ontario, Zavarise leads one of Canada’s largest cold web networks, which is supported by the 103 newspapers of parent company Metroland.