Grafikom LP further strengthens leadership team

    TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Grafikom LP is pleased to announce the
appointment of Rael Fisher as Vice President, Sales effective December 10,
    Mr. Fisher has over 20 years experience in the graphic communications
industry with extensive sales, marketing and operational expertise. His most
recent role was Vice President of Strategic Solutions for RR Donnelley in
Canada, following earlier roles held in the company that included Vice
President and General Manager of a commercial print division in Western Canada
and General Manager of Canadian Print Fulfillment Services. Mr. Fisher is also
the President of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen
(IAPHC) in Toronto.
    In this newly created role of Vice President, Sales for Grafikom LP,
Mr. Fisher will assume responsibility for the company's sales organization
which includes an extensive network of sales representatives located in
Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Sherbrooke, along with the
development of additional channels in the United States and other global
    Mr. Fisher will report directly to recently appointed CEO Gord Griffiths
who joined Grafikom in October. According to Griffiths, "Our customers'
requirements are evolving well beyond traditional print solutions. To maximize
value in support of their requirements we are continuously enhancing our
products, services and solutions. Rael's expertise covers the entire industry
including all types of printing, information and communications systems, and
the supply chain management processes, tools and systems that are required to
truly simplify and improve client communications. At Grafikom, we leverage all
of these components to add value to our clients' entire print and print
related supply chain - we are confident that Rael's expertise will allow us to
maximize the effectiveness of our market strategy, and to ensure our clients
receive excellent service, support and value through our extensive sales
    "I'm delighted to be joining the Grafikom team," says Fisher. "While the
company's multiple business units have a rich, longstanding reputation in the
market, the combined organization is really only two years old, and clearly
has tremendous room for further growth. Grafikom has demonstrated an
unwavering commitment to their customers, their platform and their employees.
They are also one of the only national commercial printing companies in
Canada, and have begun to expand into other global regions. I'm excited about
my new role, and am looking forward to helping the organization reach its full

    About Grafikom LP

    Privately held and Canadian owned, Grafikom LP is one of the largest
networked printing companies in Canada offering commercial, digital, packaging
and specialty print solutions to customers with nationally recognized
operations including MIL, Grenville, Graphica, Grafikom Calgary, Printpak,
Speedfast and Carlsbad. Grafikom employs over 700 people and operates
facilities in Toronto (ON), Calgary (AB), Edmonton (AB), Sherbrooke (QC),
Carlsbad (CA) and Guadalajara, Mexico.

For further information:

For further information: Gordon Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer,
(416) 449-4499; Rael Fisher, Vice President, Sales, (416) 445-8800; Rebecca
Biagioni, Vice President, Strategic Development and Marketing, (416) 449-4499;, 1-877-grafikom,

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