|For immediate release||December 15, 2010|
|Metropolitan Announces New Management Team
Metropolitan Fine Printers (MET) General Manager Paul Riches today announced the appointment of Nikos Kallas as President of the award-winning company. Kallas succeeds Founder and current President George Kallas, who assumes the role of MET Chairman.
These changes are part of an exciting management restructure to support the company’s expansion and longer term business development. In addition to Nikos appointment, MET’s Management Board will include General Manager Riches, Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Winteringham, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Bob Faulkner, and Senior Account Representative Scott Gray, now formally tasked as Director of Brand. The changes will be effective January 1, 2011.
“It is a great pleasure to turn over the daily reins of the company to such a talented group,” said MET Founder and President George Kallas. “This new injection of energy and expertise will serve us well as we take MET in new and expanded directions.“
MET’s Business Development Manager since 2006, Nikos has been intricately involved in shaping the company’s corporate vision. He will continue to focus on expanding and driving MET’s business objectives and strategic plans whilst George will shift his attention to environmental programs and general business initiatives.
Founded in 1977, MET is one of the world’s most awarded commercial printers. Now celebrating its second year as a 100 per cent carbon neutral company, MET continues to garner kudos in the graphic arts industry, winning top honours in the 2010 edition of Canada’s Environmental Printing Awards, Print Action 2009’s Canadian Printer of the Year and, most recently, the most Benny Awards – the Academy Award of the printing industry — ever won by a Canadian printer at the prestigious 2010 Premier Print Awards.
MET specializes in commercial printing solutions of all descriptions and is recognized for its innovation and technical prowess. The 50-member team serves a diverse mix of international clients from its offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Seattle, Portland and Honolulu. MET also remains an active participant in the local community as the founder of Canstruction Vancouver, a food drive initiative that since 2003 has raised 956,505 cans of food for the Greater Vancouver Foodbank.
|www.metprinters.com||Phone: 604 254 4201|