Allegra - Marketing • Print • Mail
99 Bank Street, Suite G006
Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9

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Meet the Allegra Team

Whether it’s a B2C or B2B, small or mid-sized businesses or nonprofits, at the end of the day it’s all about people. The people of Allegra in Ottawa are ready to take on all of your Marketing, Print and Mail needs.

We’ve been working with businesses and organizations like yours in this community since 1987 and we remain committed to this area through all the changes in our business, our community and our world.

Your Team Members

Walter McGinn
Owner

Walter has been in the printing industry for the past 26 years. He is one of the founding partners of Allegra Marketing Print Mail. His education and experience as an Economist compliment his primary responsibilities of customer service, human resources, and finance. With a keen focus on developing quality products to customers in an evolving industry, Walter has actively served on several boards impacting industry trends and standards including his role as Chair of the Allegra Network (600 locations) Advisory Council. Founded in 1987, Walter and the entire staff at Allegra continue to be mindful of the loyalty and trust the Ottawa community has placed on its services throughout the years. For this reason, Allegra is firmly committed and proud to give back to the Ottawa community by supporting several important local charities yearly. Walter is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys travel.


Catharine Franchuk


Catharine has been with Allegra for the past 23 years. Over time, her consistent dedication and commitment to both her clients and to the company earned her the position of managing partner of Allegra. Catharine is well known and regarded for her outstanding, personalized service to her clients and has vast experience and knowledge of both printing and marketing. With a focus on quality she offers viable and practical solutions for all your business marketing pieces. True to her devotion of fostering relationships, Catharine is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. In her spare time, Catharine enjoys time with her family and practicing yoga.


Simon Wood


Simon joined the Allegra team 18 years ago and he is one of Allegra’s managing partners. With an Undergraduate degree in Sociology, Simon utilizes his sharp active listening expertise and superior interpersonal skills to gain a clear understanding of his client’s needs and goals and is able to accurately translate those goals into action. Simon understands the value of marketing in the promotion of his client’s businesses. Simon stays current on client related matters through his energetic membership in the Ottawa Executives’ Association, the Canadian Society of Association Executives and Meeting Planners International. Simon enjoys time with his family and playing golf.


Michael Kanstrup


Michael brings over 20 years of industry experience to his position. Michael’s years of experience have made him adept at developing a respectful and long lasting rapport with clients which is founded on trust and loyalty. Michael has outstanding attention to detail to ensure that every product delivered to the customer is of the highest quality. He is cognizant of the importance of respecting timelines and deadlines and is a skilful professional in delivering on time. Michael enjoys sports particularly golf and curling.


Keven Rodney


Keven has been working in the printing industry for the past 31 years. In his role as a Customer Service Representative and Estimator, Keven executes his well developed listening skills and ability to go beyond the script to provide patient and empathetic service to his clients. Keven solidly goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients’ needs and standards are met with exceptional follow through and attention to detail. When not at work, Keven enjoys cooking and music and he is an avid sports enthusiast.


Dan Kearney


Dan brings 27 years of experience in the printing industry to his position as Operation’s Manager at Allegra Print and Imaging. Dan incorporates his superbly developed time management skills to ensure that all aspects of operation are executed in a precise and efficient manner. Dan is effective at managing deadlines and prioritizing the production schedule in respect of Allegra’s policy to consistently deliver a flawless, quality product to its customers. Dan is a family man who enjoys being outdoors and playing sports.


Chris Griffin


Chris is one of our most experienced employees. With over 25 year in the graphics business, has a vast knowledge of all aspects of the industry. Whether you project is a business card or a major corporate branding project. Chris has the expertise in design to manage a project creatively and efficiently. He has worked closely with clients in both the private and public sectors. In his spare time he can be found behind the camera as an accomplished commercial and wedding photographer. He also is a die hard skier and also volunteers as a ski guide and instructor for visually impaired skiers in the National Capital Region.


Kris Dewey


Kris joined the Allegra team in 2012. Kris graduated from Mohawk College with a Diploma in Business Marketing. With his marketing expertise and willingness to help, he offers Allegra’s clients solutions for all their print and marketing needs. Kris is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.


Nate Hurlow


Nate is a graduate of the Print Media Program at Algonquin College. In addition to his relevant education, he has 10 years of experience in the print industry. Nate is involved in the intricate details of Prepress, Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design. Nate also offers knowledge of Canada Posts mailing requirements for preparing large scale direct mail campaigns. In his spare time, Nate enjoys music. Not only does he listen, he is also a musician.


Linda Ruhs


Linda is a graduate of the Print Media Program at Algonquin College. She has been with Allegra for 5 years. Linda has been in the print industry for more than 20 years. Her knowledge and understanding of all aspects of printing are unparalleled. In her spare time, Linda enjoys playing sports, especially baseball, hockey and golf.


Jane Desrosiers


Jane has been working in the printing industry for over 16 years. She began her print career at Union Engraving and Printing, joined VSP Printing in 2003 and later purchased the company in 2005. In 2014, VSP Printing merged with Allegra. She has established a reputation in the printing industry for her high quality work, attention to detail and commitment to superior customer service. She brings to the table a vast knowledge of print formats which she applies to each project to produce exceptional results. In her spare time she loves relaxing with her family and going to bootcamp


Lise-Anne Charboneau


Lise-Anne has been in the graphics and printing industry for 27 years. She graduated for Cambrian College in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Lise-Anne’s creativity and attention to detail make her an asset to any client project. In her spare time Lise-Anne enjoys drawing and playing golf.


John Jolicouer

John has over 25 years experience in the print industry. He graduated from the Graphics Technician Program at Algonquin College. John’s understanding of the entire print production process from start to finish helps ensure that Allegra maintains a high standard of quality and timeliness completion of orders. In his spare time, John enjoys many sports, especially baseball and hockey


Kate Bossi


Kate is the most recent addition to the Allegra team. She graduated from the Graphic Design Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Kate brings with her a keen eye and fresh ideas for graphic communication. In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, camping, and playing the ukulele.


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