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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!