President and General Manager
Richard has served as Hemlock's President & General Manager since November 2012.
Responsible for the daily operations of Hemlock, Richard works closely with Hemlock's management team and staff throughout the company to help advance the services we provide our valued customers.
Richard has had a close association with Hemlock throughout his life, working in a number of roles for the past 14 years.
In 1996, he graduated from Ryerson University\'s Graphic Communications Management Program with a Bachelor of Technology Degree.
His roles at Hemlock include Estimator, Production Coordinator, Production Planning Manager, Manager of Hemlock's Express Division and most recently as Hemlock's VP Customer Service and Business Development.
has also been Hemlock's key lead on the company's sustainability initiatives since 2006.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
After graduating from Rotterdam Graphics Arts College in 1962 as a journeyman Typographer, and a short career in the graphic arts industry in the Netherlands, Dick moved to Vancouver in early 1965.
joined a small storefront printer (Hemlock) in Burnaby as the one-and-only employee in September of 1965 and became the majority shareholder in July of 1968.
has kept Hemlock
at the forefront of technological innovation and environmental awareness in the printing industry, while maintaining a total commitment to quality and integrity.
Today, Dick is Chairman & CEO of Hemlock, with the Burnaby office and manufacturing plant that totals 79,000 square feet and employs over 170 dedicated craftspeople.
is proud to serve clients all over North America with a commitment to the highest quality results with the least environmental impact.