Awarded ‘Community Leader of the Year’

Toronto, ON,
November 11, 2022 — Strategic consulting firm, Connecting for Results (CFR) is pleased to announce that Business Improvement Specialist, Ken Freek was honoured at yesterday’s 16th annual Canadian Printing Awards gala. A celebration of excellence and innovation in Canadian printing, Ken received the Community Leader of the Year award, recognizing his meaningful contribution to the graphic arts industry and community.

A print veteran and advocate, Ken is the Executive Director at the Canadian Print Scholarships, where he helps to attract emerging talent to the industry. Since the inception of the program, hundreds of students have received scholarships and the financial assistance required to overcome barriers to post-secondary studies.

Ken has helped to raise the profile of the funding organization, attracting top students to the printing industry from across the country. He has developed an expansive resource through the company’s website, which includes job boards, an employer roster, tips for employers and students, events calendars, thought leadership articles, and news from trade publications, among others.

In addition to his role at Canadian Print Scholarships, Ken provides industry counsel as the Associate Director at the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA). He is also an education committee member for the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA), providing a national voice and industry platform.

In his role as a Business Improvement Specialist at Connecting for Results, Ken helps to develop growth opportunities for the organization and its customers throughout North America. A leader in business optimization and product management, Ken has a track record of increasing productivity, customer satisfaction, and successful technology integration.

He’s previously held positions at Heidelberg Canada and worked as a project management consultant for Marquis Book Printing (formerly Webcom).

“I am honoured to receive the Community Leader of the Year award. I believe in this industry and I’m happy to attract new people for future generations,” said Ken Freek, Business Improvement Specialist, Connecting for Results.

“Ken’s dedication to helping the print community is truly inspiring. He is a trusted print veteran who is well-liked and respected. We are very proud to have him on our team and to see him recognized for his achievements,” said Gordon Griffiths, CEO, Connecting for Results.