Cathie Ellis, President of Ellis Packaging Limited, was named Printing Leader of the Year at the 14th annual Canadian Printing Awards, organized by PrintAction and its parent company Annex Business Media. The awards took place on Nov. 7 at the Palais Royale in downtown Toronto.
Founded by Bill Ellis in 1983, Ellis Packaging started as a small company in Scarborough, Ont., and has grown into a thriving business consisting of three manufacturing facilities that produce folding cartons for customers throughout North America. Cathie Ellis has worked for the family business dating back to its early days in the 1980s. Over the past 30 years, she has performed many jobs throughout the operation and rose through the company, officially taking the reins from her father Bill in 2010 as President. At the helm of Ellis Packaging today, she continues to direct the company with the same passion, core values, investment and integrity passed down by her predecessor, mentor and father.
The Ellis Group currently owns six Komori litho presses and a 10-color Primographic Press by CPS – Canadian Primoflex Systems, with a second press arriving in spring 2020. The Ellis Group is one of the largest privately owned manufacturers of folding cartons in Canada.