Meet The Team

Jay Mandarino
CEO and President 

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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

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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

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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. 

Leslie Smith
Vice President, Designer Services and Shareholder 

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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

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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.

Lee Eldridge
Director, Interactive

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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.

Joe Arruda
Director, Large-Format Division

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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.

Lorraine Bates
Manager, Creative Services

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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

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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.

John Annan
President, Annan and Sons Ltd.

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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, Accounting

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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.

Sean Young
Manager, Bindery

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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.