28 January 2013
Bob Elliott no longer CPIA prez
TORONTO—Bob Elliott has stepped down from his role as president of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA).

He moves on to the position of senior leader at Sport Matters Group, which works to advance sports initiatives and public policy highlighting the contributions that sport makes to society.

"We're sorry to see Bob go" said Sandy Stephens, CPIA chairman. "He has made a mark on the association and he will be greatly missed. We're wishing Bob all the success as he returns to an industry he knows." Elliott previously worked in the sports world as executive director of Judo Canada from 1982 to 1986.

"I am excited to begin this new career opportunity," said Elliott in a Sport Matters release. "I am looking forward to meeting our stakeholders and developing new ways to work together on the issues that will help us get Canadians more actively involved from the playground to the podium," he said.

Last year the CPIA and the CPISC announced taking initial steps towards merging into one national association. A transitional board was established and a deadline was set for a revenue goal that had to be met by the end of January in order for the merger to go forward. Stephens said the board will be meeting next week to discuss its next steps, and noted more information will be released in the days following.

Brian Linklater will act as president in the interim. Linklater is no stranger to the role, having previously served as president from 1972 to 1985.
— Jef Catapang
Comments:
1. Peter Cober says:
30 January 2013 at 4:58 PM
Sorry to see Bob go. It has been a challenging time for him over the last while and I congratulate him for all he did for our industry. I wish him all the best moving forward.
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