The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) has appointed Gerard (Gerry) Lacombe to the newly created position of Association Manager. Lacombe brings over 34 years of print industry experience to his new role, 28 of those years with Domtar. Over his impressive career, He’s served in both operational and sales management roles, most recently as Domtar’s Vice-President of Sales for Canadian Merchants. In his new capacity as CPIA Association Manager, Lacombe’s mandate is to help the CPIA advance its core mission – to provide a national voice and platform for the printing and graphic arts industry, and to serve as a connecting point for regional print associations, sector associations and print-focused post-secondary educational programs. In 2021, additional Association Manager activities will focus on facilitation of board and sub-committee meetings, initiating collaboration projects with the supplier and educational communities, and conducting industry stakeholder engagement on government affairs priorities.
“On behalf of the CPIA Board, we are excited have Gerry on the team as we chart the next steps for the CPIA,” said Richard Kouwenhoven, CPIA Board Chair. “We have made meaningful progress in the past two years, and Gerry brings significant experience and industry background that will help us take the association to the next level in 2021.”
The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) is incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act as a not-for-profit corporation, and is the premier national association serving the printing and graphic arts industry across Canada.