Check out the Power 50 2018 photo gallery

A selection of photographs from the 2018 ProPrint Power 50 event are now online with more available in the February issue of the magazine.

Around 100 printers and suppliers turned out for the event at Sydney’s Cruise Bar on November 28 to hear who made this year’s Power 50 and celebrate another year in print.

The Power 50 – which acknowledges the leadership and innovation of Australian printers – has been running for eight years but this is the first to be held under the new ownership of the Printer Media Group. A panel of 20 judges voted for each nominee with the tallied results verified by auditing firm PKF.

IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig and chief operating officer Matt Aitken tied for first spot, with The Real Media Collective chief executive officer Kellie Northwood placing third.

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John Wanless, the owner of Melbourne’s Bambra Press, came fourth, while Whirlwind Print’s chief executive officer Andrew Cester was fifth.

Rounding at the rest of the top ten was Kevin Slaven, chief executive officer at PMP who finished sixth, while one of Australia’s most awarded printers for 2018, Theo Pettaras of Sydney’s Digitalpress, was seventh.

Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) chief executive officer Andrew Macaulay, who advocates for printers at federal, state and local government level and was unable to attend the Power 50 event due to a dinner engagement with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, placed eighth, while Pegasus Print chief executive office Wayne Finkelde finished ninth.

Peter Orel, the executive chairman of Finsbury Green, finished in 10th spot.


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