Garfinkle becomes majority owner of Pazazz Printing

Marc Giroux.
Warren Werbitt.

After naming Marc Giroux as new President of the Montreal-based Pazazz Group last summer, Warren Werbitt former CEO and founder of Pazazz, has left the company. The commercial printer specializes in offset, digital, wide-format and packaging. Giroux assumed leadership and operational duties with the company’s senior management team and brought over 18 years’ experience to his position. His immediate focus was to review all internal systems, reorganize certain departments and teams, and focus on overall corporate culture. However, Pazazz was recently placed in creditor protection. It was subsequently bought out of creditor protection and is now incorporated under a new company with Giroux continuing as its President. Pazazz had sales of about $15 million before going into creditor protection.

Jimmy Garfinkle.

Jimmy Garfinkle, President and CEO of family-owned Mitchel-Lincon Packaging, has now assumed responsibilities as its majority owner. Mitchel-Lincon was founded by Mitchel Garfinkle as Mitchel Lincoln Paper in 1965. “Mitch” as everyone called him, led the company for four decades. Today, Mitchel-Lincoln is Quebec’s most productive manufacturer of corrugated packaging. Located in Montreal, Drummondville and Vaudreuil, it has a combined 950,000 square feet of production and warehousing space. In 2014, Mitchel-Lincoln acquired Induscorr, a leader in the production of specialty corrugated products.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.