Owner / Director of Sales and Marketing
Brian has been with Halcraft for over 30 years, with the first 20 years in the pressroom. In 2000 Brian moved into his first management role and now 13 years later, he is the VP of Sales. Brian, an owner of the business, believes that every customer is important – from a $50.00 business card sale to a $10,000 book order. This belief has been instilled in his sales team. Halcraft treats every customer in the same way as all our clients are important. Brian’s pressroom expertise helps guide the sales team to optimize cost savings for the client.
Brian loves spending time with his wife and two boys participating in as many family activities as they can together. He also enjoys spending some quiet time on his boat or entertaining clients on the golf course.
Owner / Vice President of Operations
Wayne Arkelian’s career in the printing industry spans 35 years, beginning in the bindery division at Halcraft when he was just a high school student. Wayne continually looks for opportunities to finetune Halcraft’s operations, mapping out the workflow for the company, and ensuring that quality control standards are reviewed and met.
After graduating Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management Program in 1991, Donald has focused his expertise managing and operating Halcraft’s small Offset Division.
Mike, a native of Newfoundland, has over 28 years of experience between Sales & Operations in commercial printing. He joined Halcraft in 2000 as Plant Manager and in 2003 moved to the sales side. Mike has extensive knowledge in every aspect of printing which gives him a sharp eye for detail. He enjoys the challenge to think outside the box.
Over the 14 years at Halcraft, Sonya has built a reputation for looking after her clients’ needs. Her personal attention to detail, along with the team working as one, her clients are ensured that projects are completed on a timely basis with accuracy and a quality product. At Halcraft Printers, clients are always assured good value for the budget.
MARY JANE MACKAY
A native Cape Bretoner, Mary Jane joined the Halcraft Sales team in 2011 following an extensive 25 year background in the print industry in metro. An account manager who possesses strong interpersonal skills, reliability, and competency, Mary Jane is extremely client focused providing solutions to meet an ever-changing marketplace.
Originally from the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Steve has been in the printing industry for over 23 years as a print consultant. Steve is dedicated to his clients’ needs no matter what the project entails. Joining Halcraft in 2006, his “Customer comes first” philosophy and strong listening skills ensure that each print project is always followed through to successful completion.
Halcraft’s pre-press division is staffed by highly skilled technicians, most of whom have worked in the printing industry for 15 to 20 years. Once we receive your artwork or layout in electronic format, we assess each element for appropriateness relative to the end product. We often see problems not always obvious to the untrained eye. And, of course, we run the job only when all elements are perfect!
Plate-making, for offset print jobs, is also done during the pre-press phase.
We will also archive your files for use on repeat projects, a convenient and time-saving service we provide at no additional cost.
Our 25-member production team brings decades of experience, ranging from 10 years to 40 years in the business. You can count on our team!