TORONTO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Grafikom LP is pleased to announce the
appointment of Gordon (Gord) Griffiths as Chief Executive Officer, effective
October 1, 2007. Aivars Beikmanis will continue in his role as President.
Mr. Griffiths has over 40 years of experience in the printing and graphic
communications services industry and in the last 20 years has held executive
and board positions in such leading companies as Quebecor World, St. Joseph
Corporation and Cenveo. Gord was also a co-founder of Pareto (PTO TSX), a
marketing services company.
Since its founding in November 2005 under the direction of Aivars
Beikmanis Grafikom has increased sales by over 50%, expanded through two
acquisitions and made significant technological investments creating what is
now one of the best printing platforms in the industry.
According to Beikmanis, "Having worked closely with Gord in the past, I
am confident that his insight and experience will be a great enhancement to
our efforts for introducing profitable and innovative products and services
that are valued by customers. That has been a consistent part of his strategy
for building successful companies throughout his career. He has an impressive
track record for achieving robust growth and dramatic increases in revenue,
profit and operational efficiencies both nationally and internationally".
According to Griffiths, "The manufacturing base of Grafikom has been
built. We now need to continue our platform optimization while at the same
time explore and invest in adjacent businesses to be in a position to
continually offer our customers unique and impactful business solutions while
creating wealth for our employees and investors".
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 brands
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
For further information:
For further information: Grafikom LP, Gordon Griffiths, Chief Executive
Officer, (416) 449-4499; Aivars Beikmanis, President, (416) 445-8800;
www.grafikom.ca, 1-877-grafikom, firstname.lastname@example.org