CME Awards Program


Emeric V Duha IX (The Duha Group)

Emeric V Duha IX, with the support of wife Gwen and sister Margaret, championed Duha’s booming expansion from a printing press in the family home in Osborne Village, setting the stage for the company’s global success. Today, The Duha Group maintains a presence in nine countries over four continents.

Emeric, known as Rick and EV to friends and colleagues, had an eye to the future. With the proliferation of printers in the 1950s, EV identified unique opportunities in a niche market – specialized colour-merchandising tools. The company soon expanded from Winnipeg with a second location in Gimli, focusing on colour cards, fandecksand colour systems.

EV’s dedication to the relentless pursuit of customer value, employee empowerment and teamwork developed the framework to help The Duha Group grow and compete globally.

“My father started us down a path with a deliberate, focused plan to build a culture of excellence, innovation and a willingness to look at unconventional solutions. These tools help our customers bring life to beautiful spaces around the world. His passion lives on in our work today.” – Rick Duha (X).

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