Dick Kouwenhoven, known for his down-to-earth, warm and approachable demeanor, his trailblazing desire to innovate and to conduct his business sustainably, was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hemlock Printers one of the most highly revered commercial printing operations in North America. Hemlock Printers and Dick were recognized around the world as a trailblazing printing company not just in terms of its high-end offset printing capabilities, digital printing prowess and adoption of cutting-edge imaging technologies, but also for its environmental innovations.
Sadly Dick passed away last year but he left a lasting legacy which continues to build on his spirit of innovation, quality, and environmental stewardship. The awards and recognition are too numerous to mention but if you look here you’ll see that year after year Hemlock is recognized for its leadership across multiple categories.
Dick was an active member of his community and the Burnaby Board of Trade. We thank him for his friendship, leadership and inspiration over the years.