Meet The Team


Jay Mandarino
CEO and President 

jay@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 232

 

Jay Mandarino launched CJ Graphics Inc. as a print brokerage firm in order to finance his education at York University. His passion for the work led him to purchase his first press in 1986 – and the rest, as they say, is history. In addition to CJG, Jay was also a founder and partner of Anstey Book Binding Inc. and C&W Embossing which was sold in 2010. He is also the founder and president of JBM Event Auction Services and President of CJ’s SKATEPARK (Not-For-Profit). His entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic generosity have garnered him community-wide recognition.


Dave Monette
Director of Manufacturing

davem@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 277

 

A graduate of Ryerson University, with degrees in both Photographic Arts and Graphic Communications Management, Dave Monette has worked in the graphics industry for many years – now approaching three decades with CJ Graphics Inc. as a senior executive, and the previous 10 years as a senior executive at Baker, Gurney, & McLaren Press Ltd. in Toronto. His professional approach and exceptional experience are employed daily to ensure superb quality in CJG printed products. Dave’s focus at CJ Graphics Inc. is to expand the company’s operational and manufacturing capacity to better serve its burgeoning clientele.


David Adams
Vice President, Large Format & Operations

dave@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 237

 

David Adams began his career in the printing industry in 1980, enrolling in a cooperative program at Centennial College. After studying under a European master and honing his skills, David founded his own successful prepress company, which he later sold to his business partners. He then accepted a sales position with a large offset printer and, in 1992, joined CJ Graphics Inc., progressing rapidly through its ranks to prepress manager. In March 2000, having established the company’s digital film and computer to plate preproduction, David moved into a senior management role at CJG and is currently the Vice President of Large Format & Operations. 


Lee Eldridge
Director, Interactive 

lee@cjdigital.ca | 416-588-0808 Ext. 320

 

With more than two decades working in the graphic arts and web development communities, Lee spearheads the architecture and deployment of high-profile cross media campaigns, variable data marketing, web-to-print initiatives and eCommerce implementation at the CJ Group of Companies. A speaker at international conferences and forward-thinking universities on emerging technologies in the print and communications industry, Lee and his team of developers, designers, and strategists bring expertise and innovation to clients and partners.


Leslie Smith
Vice President, Designer Services and Shareholder 

leslie@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 226

 

Leslie Smith has been involved in the high-end graphic arts industry for more than three decades. Les has worked extensively in print production as a print and graphics buyer with a premier Toronto design firm for eight years before joining CJ Graphics Inc. as a print consultant. He has since sold printing to all segments of design community and has become one of our top print consultants.


Patrick Kedwell
Vice President, Corporate Sales

patrick@CJGraphics.com | 416-588-0808 Ext. 250

 

Patrick Kedwell joined CJ Graphics Inc. in 2007, bringing with him 15 years of experience in the commercial printing industry focusing in the corporate and financial world. Patrick and his long standing production team provide the expertise required for high-volume sheet-fed production as well as specialized individual projects.


Tony Hyland, CGA
Vice President, Finance

tony@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 271

 

A graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Commerce program and a Chartered Professional Accountant, Tony Hyland has over 20 years’ experience in the printing industry, as well as extensive experience in retail and manufacturing. His extensive knowledge of accounting and production control systems, finance, and acquisitions & mergers have helped guide CJ Graphics’ growth and prosperity over the past 11 years.


Joe Arruda
Director, Large-Format Division

joe@dpgroup.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 312

 

Joe Arruda started his printing career on the In-Plant side of the industry, before migrating over to the Commercial side where he has spent the last 15 years of his career. He joined The CJ Group Of Companies in 2011, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in Litho, Digital, and Large Format print production, to give our customers the service and quality that they have come to expect from The CJ Group Of Companies.


Peter Nitchos
Director of Sales

peter@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 254

 

Peter Nitchos, a 40+ year veteran of the high-end commercial printing market, has serviced clients in Toronto and throughout North America. Peter has participated in key positions in the growth of many companies over the years, including Matthews Ingham and Lake (MIL), Quebecor, and RR Donnelly. He is excited to have joined CJ Graphics and looks forward to sharing his wealth of knowledge in sales, marketing, and operations with the CJ team and valued clients.


Sherwin Abrazaldo
Direct Marketing and Fulfillment

sherwin@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 318

 

Sherwin Abrazaldo joined CJ Graphics in early 2017. He is charged with overseeing the Direct Marketing and Fulfillment arm of the business. Sherwin brings with him 20 years of experience in the direct marketing industry from the ground up, spending the previous 10 years as General Manager of one of the country’s leading direct-mail service providers. In this position, he was responsible for managing profit and loss statements, providing sales and marketing support, and overseeing day-to-day operations. Sherwin brings his expertise to his new role at CJ Graphics and will assist the team in building a cohesive work environment and helping enrich overall workflow, efficiency, and accuracy.


Eileen Chiang
Manager, Estimating

eileen@cjgroupofcompanies.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 224

 

Eileen Chiang joined the CJ Group of Companies in 2015, bringing with her several years of experience in the commercial printing industry. She graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Graphic Communications Management.


Lorraine Bates
Manager, Creative Services

lorraine@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 393

 

Lorraine Bates joined CJ Graphics in 2006. With 20 years of experience in the creative field, she has a thorough understanding of layout, typography and printing. Her background in the industry spans from illustrator to graphic designer to marketing and advertising. Lorraine’s main focus at this stage of her career has involved conceiving and executing design for magazines, editorial layouts, and special interest publications.


Mike Porter
Manager, Prepress

mike@colourtec.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 272

 

Michael Porter has been in the print industry for over two decades. His vast knowledge and experience, along with his ability to adapt to new digital trends, makes him an exceptional leader of the Colour Technologies prepress team. Michael has shared his expertise across Canada and the US, and now calls CJ Communication Solutions home. For Michael, efficiency and accuracy are all in a day’s work.


Boris Medan
Manager, Digital Small Format

boris@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 236

 

Boris Medan came to CJ Graphics through an acquisition of On The Mark Graphics in 2006. Having no prior print experience, Boris started working as a junior production coordinator in the small format digital department of CJ Digital. He gained all of his current knowledge with hands on experience within the rapidly growing digital division.


Cathy Garito Kocevski
Manager, Digital Small Format

cathy@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 234

 

Who is Cathy Garito Kocevski? To learn the answer one must go way, way back to her early days. Cathy always had a love of books, never creasing the spine of her Archie comic books or Judy Blume novels. When she later came to CJ Digital from Grafikom in 2008, she developed a love of the smell of toner and Mohawk Superfine cover. With her hard work and expertise in digital printing she has since helped that division become a jewel on the CJ crown.


John Annan
President, Annan and Sons Ltd.

jannan@CJGraphics.com | 416-588-0808 Ext. 202

 

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, John was persuaded to join the rapidly growing family printing business, Annan and Sons Ltd. With mentoring from his father and industry leader, Don Annan, John quickly gained the knowledge and experience required to successfully serve his clients. With the merger of Annan and Sons into the CJ Group of Companies, John brings with him 32 years of experience in the print industry. John will focus on offering his clients the advanced and new technologies offer by CJ Graphics.


Eduarda Rocha-Dias
Manager, Payroll and Accounts Payable

eduarda@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 273

 

Eduarda Rocha-Dias has been working in the printing industry for over 35 years. After graduating from the Accounting program at Ryerson University, she began her career at Baker Graphics Inc., followed by BPG Graphic Solutions, where she obtained the knowledge and expertise to manage the Payroll and Accounts Payable Department at CJ Graphics Inc. Eduarda has been a welcomed addition to the CJ team since 2008.


Linghong Sun
Manager, Accounting

linghong@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 258

 

Linghong Sun joined the CJ Group of Companies in 2005, bringing with her 10+ years of experience in accounting and computer technology. She graduated from XiAn JiaoTong University with a degree in Software Engineering.


Christine Pegg
Manager, Human Resources

ChristineP@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext. 308

 

Christine is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Communication Studies and Sheridan College’s Human Resource Management program. Christine has a passion for adventure and working with others. She spent a year in South Korea teaching English, worked a winter season in Banff at Mt. Norquay and now is the Human Resources Manager at CJ Graphics Inc.


Sean Young
Manager, Bindery

seanyoung@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext.241

 

Sean Young joined CJ Graphics Inc. in 2005 and has brought over 25 years of experience in bindery services. Sean’s knowledge and leadership has expanded CJ Graphics’ bindery into the print finishing industry.


Saeed Ahmed
Manager, IT

saeed@CJGraphics.com 416-588-0808 Ext.253

 

Saeed Ahmed brings a wealth of IT experience and expertise in the graphic arts industry to CJ Graphics Inc. and the CJ Group of Companies. He is the manager of IT and oversees everything from our network, MIS system, email, phones, mobile devices, secured server room, and video surveillance including all our facility security systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and IT Professional, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Karachi University. Saeed enjoys playing cricket and  has played competitively at a high level around the world and we are happy to have him as part of  our team.


Michael Hartman
Group Publisher, SBC Media

mike@sbcmedia.com 416-588-0808 Ext.368

 

With over 20 years experience in the action-sports and media industries, Mike Hartman heads up the SBC Media division of CJ Graphics Inc. Publishing Snowboard Canada, SBC Skier, SBC Skateboard, SBC Wakeboard and SBC Surf magazine titles along with their corresponding websites and social media channels. SBC media is Canada’s largest action-sports media outlet. Mike and his team are well versed in the 18-30 demographic, working with the leading brands, agencies and events to fulfill their marketing goals.


Brad Homer
General Manager, CJ’s Skatepark

Homer@CJsSKATEPARK.com 905-292-6888 Ext.403

 

Brad Homer Holmes grew up in Cambridge, Ontario and was introduced to skateboarding at the age of 8 through his older cousin. Ever since then, Homer has been involved in skateboarding whether it is in the retail industry or park building and planning. Homer has a business degree from University of Toronto and has an extensive retail and sales background focused in the skate and snowboard industry and is a strong addition to the skate park team as the General Manager.