Board Members

Richard Kouwenhoven
Board Chair

President & COO

Hemlock Printers


Richard has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Burnaby-based Hemlock Printers since 2012. Obtaining his Bachelor of Technology Degree from Ryerson’s Graphic Communication Management program in 1996, Richard has 25+ years of hands-on print industry experience. Richard is proud to contribute to the CPIA and the greater printing industry in his capacity as Board Chair.

Mike McInnes

Senior Vice President

Transcontinental Printing Ontario


A Humber College and Ryerson Graduate, Mike has spent 40 years in the printing industry. He has extensive experience in prepress, sheet-fed, web offset and rotogravure printing. During his 40 years in the industry Mike has worked with Southam Murray Printing, Ronalds Printing / Quebecor, St Joesph Printing and Transcontinental. In 2001 Joined Transcontinental and is currently the Senior Vice President Tc Transcontinental Printing Ontario managing several plants in the Newspaper, Retail Inserts and Magazine Catalogue markets.

Kevin Deveau

Branch Manager

Ariva, a Domtar business


Kevin Deveau has worked in the paper industry for over thirty years and has previously served as Treasurer & President of the NS Printing Industries Association & President of the Atlantic Printing Industries Association. Kevin is the Branch Manager for Ariva’s facilities in Halifax, NS and Mount Pearl, NF & is responsible for sales and distribution in the Atlantic Provinces. Kevin has been a lifelong Halifax resident.

Loris Pavan

Regional Director Sales, & Business Development & Strategic Solutions

RR Donnelley


Loris Pavan, born and raised in Vancouver, completed his education at Simon Fraser University and began his sales career in 1987.  Loris is a strong advocate for the industry, he is a member of Print Forward (formerly BCPIA) for the last 10 years, and currently serves as Chair for Print Forward.

Dave Potje

Vice President

Twin City Dwyer Printing


Dave ran his first letterpress job in 1971 (so he has been around for awhile); current Chair of OPIA (30+ years on the Board); current  PIA Rep; past Board member of the “old CPIA”; recipient of the CPIA Award of Meril (2004) and Distinguished Service Award (2008). Retired High School and University Basketball Referee (Honourary Lifetime Member of K-W Board).  Dave believes that Printing Industry Associations are good for the printing industry.

Sandy Stephens
Past Chair

VP Operations

Informco Inc


Sandy has 30+ years in the industry. Graduating from Ryerson with a B.Tech in GCM in 1988, he served on the CBFA for five years before becoming their representative on the CPIA Board. Sandy served as the Government Affairs Director for five years on the CPIA Board before taking on the role of President from 2010 – 2016. A strong believer in the value of Industry Associations, he is committed to preserving the CPIA and played an integral role in the transition to the “new CPIA”.

Jamie Barbieri




Jamie has enjoyed working in the printing industry for more than 34 years. He is the President of PDI and is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the company. Jamie completed his executive development at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He has served on both the National (CPIA) and Regional (AQII, AAGQ) associations in many capacities over the last 25 years, and is committed to supporting and defending print-industry-related interests.

Patrick D’Souza

Sr. VP & General Manager

Canon Canada Inc.


Patrick is Canon Canada’s Senior Vice-President & General Manager and President of PESDA.  He spent 14 years with Oce-Canada and was their President & CEO. Patrick began his career with General Electric Joint Venture in India and held several senior management positions during his 17-year tenure. Patrick holds several educational credentials including a B.Com, LL.B and an MBA from Bombay University in India. He is also a Harvard Business School graduate in Corporate Level Strategy and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Keith Valde

Controller, CMA

CBN Solutions


Kent Pizzey

General Manager

PGI Printers


Kent has been with PGI Printers since 2006.  He is currently in his third year as president of the SPIA. Kent has been employed with the print industry since 1999. In his spare time, he volunteers as a hockey coach and assists with various charity events.