Hemlock is one of the largest and most recognized printing companies in North America, operating carbon neutral from our 80,000 square foot facility in Burnaby, BC, Canada.
To deliver exceptional printed products through our dedication to craft, continuous innovation, teamwork and sustainable practices.
To be the most progressive and sustainable print provider in North America.
To create connections, build community and inspire actions that safeguard the health of the world’s forests.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Hemlock acknowledges that systemic prejudice is real. It exists in our institutions, our workplaces, and our culture. It targets individuals based on race, sex, ethnicity, colour, gender identity, religion, age, disability, education, and other social perceptions. We believe these injustices can be overcome through persistent and deliberate efforts to achieve positive, long-lasting change.
Hemlock will actively participate in making this change a reality through our
- Cultivating a diverse team of employees as a result of meaningful action to advance equity and inclusion in our workplace.
- Educating our employees to act as effective allies for marginalized individuals and communities and to address the role of unconscious bias in everyday decisions and interactions.
- Embracing authentic communication and connection to create a sense of belonging and an environment of open-dialogue, mutual understanding, patience, empathy and respect.
Hemlock recognizes that we all benefit when everyone is given equal opportunity to succeed. For that reason, we will consistently review and advance our policies and processes to increase parity, strengthen our community of diverse individuals, and continue to build an inclusive, resilient and sustainable organization.
Hemlock's team brings a culture of integrity, passion and experience to every project, allowing us to provide the best possible print solutions for our clients.
We are proud of our team and always looking for more people with a similar passion and experience for print. View current opportunities.
With over 15 years of experience in Direct Marketing and Wide Format Print, Andrew joined Hemlock in January 2017 and quickly transitioned to the role of Director, Digital and Display. In September 2020, Andrew transitioned to the General Manager role at PrismTech Graphics, where his strong print knowledge and customer-first approach will benefit the company.
General Manager, PrismTech Graphics
A graduate of Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management Program, Barb joined Hemlock in 2006 and has played many key roles in critical client and company initiatives, including the transition of Hemlock’s warehousing solutions to Hemlock’s sister company, Hemlock Harling Distribution. Barb currently oversees Hemlock’s Enterprise Solutions, where her experience and constant drive for innovation helps to support the the development of efficient, customer-focused online solutions.
Director, Enterprise Solutions
Daren began his career at Hemlock Printers in 1984, graduating from the Financial Management Program at BCIT in 1992. Over the past 34 years, he has served in various management roles within the company, covering all aspects of Manufacturing and Operations. Daren is currently the Director of Customer Service of the Main Plant Division and the Manager of our Digital & Display Division. His vast knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of print not only makes him a valued member of the Leadership Team, but a leader and mentor to staff and colleagues.
Director, Customer Service
With almost three decades of sales management experience in manufacturing, publishing and printing, Doug joined Hemlock in 2010, and leads Hemlock’s Canadian sales and support teams, as well as the many marketing initiatives for the company. He is active in developing and implementing innovative, client-focused solutions for our established and rapidly growing base of new and valued clients.
Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
Eric joined Hemlock in 2001 as a sales representative in the Canadian market, and as the son of Hemlock Printers USA Managing Partner Frits Kouwenhoven, clearly brought the well-established family traits of positive energy and passion for both sales and print. Eric rapidly elevated sales for Hemlock in many different categories and vertical markets including publications, catalogues, and marketing material for companies of all varieties. In 2017, Eric started focusing on developing new business in the US market and was appointed Sales Manager of Hemlock’s Seattle office in 2019. He continues in a dual role, managing a number of key Canadian accounts, as well as bolstering development and service levels to Hemlock’s valued clients in the Pacific Northwest.
Sales Manager, Seattle Office
Frits started his career at Hemlock in April of 1971, following in the footsteps of his brothers all the way from Delft, Holland. In 1991, Frits became the VP of Sales and Marketing and Partner at Hemlock. He led the Canadian Sales team until 1999, until he and his family moved to California and firmly established Hemlock’s presence in the USA. Frits’ passion and love for print is evident and contagious, which you find out once you meet him. He manages USA sales efforts and leads a highly successful team of ten USA-based employees.
Managing Partner, Hemlock Printers USA
With 20 years of industry experience and 13 of those at Hemlock, Paul brings a hands-on approach to his role at Hemlock’s sister company, Hemlock Harling Distribution Inc. in Richmond, BC. Paul oversaw the introduction of digital print technology at Hemlock and went on to manage the successful expansion of Hemlock’s Digital & Display operation. He recently transitioned to the General Manager role at Hemlock Harling, where his strong customer focused leadership style will continue the growth and expansion of Hemlock’s print related offerings.
General Manager, Hemlock Harling
Peter’s career in graphic arts began over 40 years ago in Switzerland, where he received training in offset lithography, specializing in print colour reproduction. Peter joined a top Vancouver graphic arts company in 1976, where he eventually led the entire electronic prepress operation. With Hemlock since 1990, Peter now leads a team of over 30 skilled technicians, sharing his remarkable colour expertise, experience and insights with Hemlock’s design and corporate clients.
Richard has served as Hemlock’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2012. Obtaining his Bachelor of Technology Degree from Ryerson’s Graphic Communication Management program in 1996, Richard has 25+ years of hands-on print industry experience in a number of roles, from Production to Senior Management. A second-generation family member in the business, taking over from his father and the company founder, Dick Kouwenhoven, he is responsible for setting the strategy and goals for the organization as well as being deeply active in its day-to-day operations. Richard is also the key lead on Hemlock’s Sustainability Initiatives.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Rob began his career in the print industry in 1990. After completing a five-year apprenticeship in lithography in 1997 and after several years in prepress, Rob had many roles in customer service and production, including Project Manager, Production Scheduler, Production Management and Director of Operations. Rob’s attention to customer needs and focus on quality is what drives him everyday. In 2015, Rob joined Hemlock as the Production Scheduler before transitioning into his current role, Director of Manufacturing.
Stan began his career in the printing industry in 1985 and with training in the VVI Graphic Arts program, worked in prepress production for several years before transitioning to supervisory and management roles. In 2006, Stan joined Hemlock and has worked in project management roles and currently leads the Estimating Department, while providing technical support to the Hemlock sales team.
Director, Estimating & Sales Support
A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Bachelor of Business Administration and Sustainability certification program, Amanda joined Hemlock in 2019 and is responsible for managing Hemlock’s environmental portfolio. With the goal of embedding sustainability into the company’s culture, strategy and operations, Amanda organizes the Sustainability Think Tank composed of a diversity of staff, implements internal and external initiatives to reduce Hemlock’s carbon footprint, and helps represent Hemlock as a leader in the sustainability community.
As a publishing-student-turned-marketer, Colleen joined Hemlock in 2014 as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator and transitioned to the role of Marketing Manager in 2019. Whether it is print or digital, Colleen manages all of Hemlock’s marketing efforts and is passionate about constantly finding new ways to create useful and engaging content.