About Manitoba Print Industry Association

Printing is Essential. Manitoba printer's annual sales exceed $850 million.



The Manitoba Print Industry Association Inc. (MPIA) is a non-profit industry-based organization created to:

  • increase awareness of the Manitoba print industry
  • attract and retain individuals into the industry; and
  • expand training opportunities within the existing workforce.

The MPIA partners with the Province of Manitoba to focus on holistic and collaborative human resource development.

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Barry Miller

Barry Miller

Executive Director

Barry joined the Manitoba Print Industry Association in November 2012. Prior to that he spent two years has a Case Manager with the Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils in the Workplace Integration of Skilled Newcomers in the Trades program. Barry was employed for over 24 years with the provincial government primarily in the development and support of provincial Sector Councils. His last position with the province was Senior Consultant to the Minister’s Advisory Council on Workforce Development.

MPIA Goals

  • Identify opportunities to increase awareness of, and attract new workers to, the Manitoba print industry.
  • Provide a network for print industry consultation, partnership and communication.
  • Partner with appropriate government departments, associations, agencies, and schools to support the continued development of the Manitoba print industry.
  • Assist in the ongoing development of print industry-related curriculum with learning objectives and outcomes that are relevant to the current industry needs.

Bryce Saunders

MPIA Board President - Botanical PaperWorks

Tim Edginton

MPIA Board Vice President - Pollard Banknote

Herb Vielhaber

MPIA Board Past President - Cascades Containerboard

Brett Backus

MPIA Board Director - Duha Group

Board of Directors

Ryan Brezeno

MPIA Board Director - Transcontinental

Ken Boris

MPIA Board Director - Veritiv Canada

Alexandra Gomez

MPIA Board Director - The UPS Store #431

Ted Gortemaker

MPIA Board Director - Premier Printing

Bob Harvie

MPIA Board Director - Prolific Group

Dean Sabo

MPIA Board Director - Xerox Canada

Beverlie Stuart

MPIA Board Director - Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology