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CPIA Nominates Richard Armstrong for Honourary Life Membership

Monday, March 30, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) announced today the nomination of Richard Armstrong for the appointment of Honourary Life Membership for his outstanding achievement and commitment to the printing industry. The proposal was made by Sandy Stephens, Chairman of the CPIA at the CPIA Annual General Meeting.

“To receive a Honourary Life Membership in the CPIA is the highest degree of recognition that the association can bestow – Richard’s significant contributions to our industry over the course of the last 30 years is both impressive and motivating”, said Stephens.

The nomination comes as Richard Armstrong is set to retire from Heidelberg Canada at the end of the month after having served as its President for the last fourteen years. “The Canadian Printing Industries Association would like to acknowledge the patronage that this gentleman has provided the industry throughout the many years”, commented Brian Ellis, Executive Director of CPIA and former Marketing Director at Heidelberg Canada.

Heidelberg Canada has provided consistent and unwavering support to the industry and CPIA regardless of the economic challenges our industry has faced throughout the years – evidence of Richard’s commitment and devotion to the industry as President of Heidelberg”, further stated Sandy Stephens, CPIA Chair.

“I am very delighted to have been nominated for such a prestigious award. Our industry has undergone tremendous change and the future of it lies within those remaining organizations that have adapted and committed to the future of print. I have always been supportive of those organizations and their leaders, including the CPIA, with respect to my commitment in helping the industry move forward”, said Richard Armstrong.

Honourary Life Membership in the Association is granted as an expression by the Association of its appreciation for distinguished services to or, in the interests of, the Association. On behalf of the Canadian printing Industry, the CPIA congratulates Richard on his extraordinary contributions and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.


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