Board Members

Gerry Lacombe
Association Manager, CPIA   

Gerry joined the CPIA as Association Manager in January 2021 and works closely with the CPIA Board, Committees, Association Members and Partners to build and strengthen the printing community across Canada. A 34-year veteran of the Industry including 28-years with the Domtar organization. Gerry has held a number of senior level executive positions over his extensive career. He looks forward to working with stakeholders across our diverse and continually evolving industry.

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    604.871.3501

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.

Jamie Barbieri


PDI    514.695.1333

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

Patrick 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    403.250.9510

Keith has worked in the Calgary printing industry for 24 years – 20 as controller of McAra Printing, a division of Canadian Bank Note Company and, in the past two years, as director of financial analysis for CBN Commercial Solutions. For 22 years, he has served as treasurer of the Association of Printers and Graphic Designers of Alberta. A supporter of a strong national printing association.

Kent Pizzey

General Manager

PGI Printers    306.244.2521

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.

Tracey Preston


Ontario Printing & Imaging Association (OPIA)    905.602.4441

Tracey Preston has served as the president of the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association for the past 18 years.  Tracey has led many municipal, provincial and federal government affairs campaigns on behalf of the printing industry. She has acted as an advocate for the printing industry locally and internationally. As president of the OPIA, she established the first FSC small group certification for printers in North America and chairs one of the most successful WSIB safety groups.

As a registered lobbyist and a Certified Association Executive for the past 25 years, she has served many other various industries including construction and real estate as well as charitable organizations.

Tracey graduated with a specialized Honours Degree in Political Science from York University in Toronto and is a Certified Association Executive with the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Richard Kouwenhoven
Board President

President and COO

Hemlock Printers    604.438.2456

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.

Dave Potje

Twin City Dwyer Printing    519.578.1460

Dave did his first typography work in 1971 (so he’s been around for a while); current president of OPIA (30 and over on the board); current representative of the PIA; former member of the board of directors of “the former CPIA”; recipient of the CPIA Meril Prize (2004) and Distinguished Service Award (2008). Retired basketball and high school referee (honorary life member of KW board). Dave believes that associations in the printing industry are good for the printing industry.