Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
One of Nikos Kallas’ earliest memories is spending weekend afternoons at the MET office, where he made paper airplanes from 40-inch sheets of paper and watched printing presses work their magic. It was the perfect introduction for what would become a successful 20-year career with one of North America’s premier printers.
As CEO, Nikos oversees the overall direction of the business and leads the company’s robust sales and marketing arm.
When he’s not on his endless hunt for the latest industry innovation, Nikos enjoys a good run, trying new recipes with Kallas First Press olive oil, and savouring the perfect Americano with friends. He holds a B.A. in economics and business from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Commercial Officer
Lorenzo draws on several decades of corporate experience as a senior executive with several of Canada’s leading companies, including 21 years at TELUS where he most recently served as Vice President for TELUS Business in Western Canada. His extensive background in B2C and B2B marketing, and team member engagement have helped companies achieve impressive growth and high performance inside the Canadian marketplace.
A champion for diversity and inclusiveness, Lorenzo is also an active community leader and coach. Among other roles, he has served as one of the founding members of the Canadian Premier League, a professional soccer league designed to remove barriers in the sport and ensure accessibility to all Canadians. He is a strong advocate of continuous learning and has pursued executive education at the Harvard School of Business, UBC Sauder School of Business and Rotman School of Management.
Bradon draws on several years of experience as a Senior Accountant with a background of auditing companies trading on the public market. During this time, Bradon gathered extensive knowledge of business processes and has used his experience and knowledge to suggest and implement strategic improvements for his clients.
As MET’s Senior Accountant, Bradon leads the finance portfolio and is always looking for new and innovated ways to keep MET ahead of the curve and using the newest technologies and the best processes. Bradon believes that collaboration fosters creativity in our people to ensure that we deliver the best product to our customers.
Bradon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma with Honors from Thompson Rivers University. When he doesn’t have his nosed buried in researching new technologies and processes, you can find Bradon longboarding, hiking the trails, and catching up with friends and family.
Executive Vice President, Manufacturing
For Dan McDonald, what began as a means to supplement his work as a sculptor soon evolved into a long-time printing career. Working his way up through the pressroom, he discovered a passion for print, which combined his fine arts sensibility and knowledge of colour with the creativity and mechanical troubleshooting expertise required in the print industry.
Now a 30-year MET veteran, Dan leads the diverse and intricate technical operations of the press shop, working closely with his fellow press technicians, account executives and clients to continually raise the bar and achieve the exceptional results for which MET is known.
In addition to loving the art of print, Dan’s other self-admitted passion is skiing, a sport he and his family have eagerly pursued every year “the minute the snow falls” for as long as he can remember.
Executive Vice President
Bob Faulkner believes in going the distance. A champion marathon runner, he also draws on more than five decades of sales experience in the graphic arts, three of which he has spent at MET.
Bob’s sales and marketing savvy has led to long relationships with leading creative directors and graphic designers; he’s also been involved with some of Canada’s most impressive print projects, including campaigns for EXPO 86 and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and award-winning collateral for Vancouver’s booming real estate industry. As Bob says, “I’ve seen it all”.
When he’s not searching for the best solutions for clients’ projects, you’ll likely find this former captain of Canada’s premier expedition racing squad out cycling, or enjoying some activity in BC’s great outdoors. In between, he enjoys time with his wife and their two university-aged children.
Director, Information Technology
The entrepreneurial spirit and technology expertise that Steve adds to the Met team is backed by over 35 years in the industry. Educated in Aerospace Engineering in the Royal Air Force, he takes his well-rounded scope of experience and education to a new level as our Director of Information Technology. Steve provides the management and direction of all Technology related areas while also functioning as an integral part of the Leadership Team.
Steve has held senior management positions in the high-technology sector with companies such as TELUS and Nokia and is currently an active member on the Board of Directors for the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.