Women of Distinction - Sally Pirri
Director, Production, The Globe and Mail
Sally Pirri is director, production, at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Since joining the company, Pirri has held various operational roles in both circulation and advertising, before moving into production management for newspapers and magazines. In 2002, Pirri was promoted to director, production, responsible for all Globe and Mail printed products. In her tenure at the newspaper, she has seen the publication through several redesigns, including the most recent in 2010, which included the negotiation of an 18-year printing contract. In her current role, Pirri oversees the production and printing of The Globe and Mail newspaper and Report on Business Magazine, as well as building and maintaining relationships with the print partners across Canada, including Transcontinental Printing and Glacier Media. The Globe and Mail is now printed in six sites across Canada on new industry-leading hybrid printing presses. Under Pirri’s leadership, The Globe and Mail has been awarded membership to the International Color Quality Club, a worldwide competition that is held every two years. The Globe has been a member since 2000, winning in the category of coldset printing, and it will be accepting its 6th prestigious award in October 2012, in both coldset and heatset categories.