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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Living our values everyday

Our values are our Heart and DNA. Pride, Excellence, Collaboration, Trust and Sustainability define who we are.

Our Mission

We are an innovative, world-class manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions. People, purpose, passion and pride, from our people to yours.

Our Vision

Driven by operational excellence, we will lead in sustainable flexible packaging solutions, and double our sales in the next five years through geographical expansion.

Here's our journey 1987 - today

Here's our journey 1987 - today

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POLYKAR BEGAN AS A FAMILY BUSINESS IN 1987. DECADES LATER, WITH AN EXTENDED FAMILY, WE ARE A NORTH AMERICAN LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS.

Over the course of more than thirty years, our focus has been on manufacturing environmentally-friendly industrial garbage bags, compostable bags for organic waste collection, food packaging and on recycling polyethylene.

How do we lead the way in sustainable packaging? We help steer our industry to reduce our carbon footprint, research how to create more compostable packaging with global innovators and work with industry partners to help divert plastic waste away from landfills.

Today, Polykar's growth and expertise in recycling, making compostable film and bags keep us at the leading edge of sustainability in flexible packaging. This approach remains at the forefront of everything we do, and to this day, our people provide the passion to develop innovative packaging solutions.

An important part of our company's tradition lies in giving back to our communities. So in 2018, we established La Fondation Polykar as our commitment to do just this. Read about our Foundation at www.lafondationpolykar.org

Leadership

Amir Karim

Amir Karim

President & CEO

Following a decade of senior investment banking experience at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in New York and Montreal, Amir joined the family business in 2001. He directed Polykar's national and strategic growth until July 2018 when he became President and CEO. A passionate leader and advocate of sustainable plastics, Amir sits on several not-for-profit boards and associations and is currently Canada Director on the ISSA. He is also the President of La Fondation Polykar.
Allan Wood

Allan Wood

Chief Operating Officer

Allan came to Polykar in 2016 as our Chief Financial Officer and brought with him a decade of senior accounting experience alongside his CPA and CA designations. Originally from Australia via India, Allan is now Chief Operating Officer has developed a love for all things machines, plastic recycling and operational efficiency! Allan believes that successes come every day at Polykar thanks to several mugs of coffee, great desserts and awesome socks!
Mélissa Benoit

Mélissa Benoit

Chief Financial Officer

Our Finance guru Mélissa loves her numbers so much, that both her Bachelors and Higher Diploma are in Accountancy! In 2016, Polykar’s CFO obtained her CPA, CA designation and in 2018, after a stint auditing in London, UK she joined the ranks at Polykar. Mélissa loves the great outdoors, is an avid hiker and is passionate about well-being!
Mirella Ighnatios

Mirella Ighnatios

Director, Human Capital & Corporate Culture

Mirella leads Polykar's human resources and corporate culture initiatives. A member of the Ordre des ressources humaines agrees, she is a specialist in organizational development and employee engagement. Her passion is for people and growing their potential in a results-driven and safe organization. Mirella loves travelling and discovering new foods!
Randy Shermet

Randy Shermet

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Randy brought a wealth of plastic industry experience to the Polykar family in early 2015 and spearheaded our move into the polyethylene converter film market. Randy loves golf tournaments, watching live jazz and would do (almost!) anything for a great steak!
Natalie Mountain

Natalie Mountain

Marketing Director

Natalie came to Polykar in 2019 with marketing accolades from across the technology industry. Her two decades of experience managing Marketing and Public Relations departments include directing strategic marketing plans for the North American and Asian markets. Natalie has a passion for soccer coaching and travel. Coupled with being a real foodie, she is a perfect fit to the team!
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