TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2012) - Ward Griffin, President and CEO of the Lowe-Martin Group, was named Printing Leader of the Year at the Canadian Printing Awards, held in Toronto on Thursday, November 29.
Mr. Griffin, 45, has led the Lowe-Martin Group since 1996, having succeeded his father in that role. Mr. Griffin is a past president of the Canadian Printing Industries Association and is well known in the printing industry. He was educated at the University of Western Ontario, where he received a finance degree and at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received Bachelor of Science degree in Print Management.
In receiving the award Mr. Griffin said, "The printing industry is a great industry and has a lot of great people so I appreciate being recognized for this award and it means a lot to me. The Printing Leader of the Year is not an individual award, it is an award given to me tonight because of the hard work done by the close to 600 people at Lowe-Martin and also the thousands of people who have worked at Lowe-Martin over the years."
The Lowe-Martin Group also received 8 awards in various print categories, including a Gold for the Lunar New Year stamp and Silver in the category of "Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada".
These prestigious awards were presented by PrintAction Magazine in front of 250 industry leaders gathered in Toronto. The awards were hosted by Dragon's Den host Dianne Buckner.
Headquartered in Ottawa with additional facilities in Mississauga, the Lowe-Martin Group provides innovative, integrated and progressive communication solutions that span a range of products and services including: web and sheetfed offset printing, lenticular printing, digital printing, publication printing and subscription services; direct and multi-channel marketing; online ordering; mobile app development; direct mail, large format and security printing; extensive in-house pre-press and bindery services; e-business solutions; and warehousing and logistics. The Lowe-Martin Group's focus on superior service, extraordinary performance and sustainable growth has earned recognition as one of North America's premier print providers.