Family-owned and friendly

Meet Emmerson Packaging’s management team.

Stephen Emmerson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Stephen began his career in the family business by sweeping floors. He became a full time employee in 1994, and was appointed President and CEO of Emmerson Packaging in 2004.

Stephen holds a Masters in Business Administration, a BA in Psychology, and a diploma in biblical studies. He is presently a Board Member for EPC Industries and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). Stephen is a member of several organizations, including The Executive Committee (TEC), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the Flexographic Technical Association, and the Packaging Association of Canada.

Stephen is an avid boater, golfer, and skiier, all of which he enjoys with his wife Kama and their two sons.

Stephen Slauenwhite, Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Stephen joined Emmerson Packaging as Vice President Finance and CFO after a 25 year career in the banking industry, with over a dozen years in a senior executive role.

Stephen holds an executive MBA from Saint Mary’s University and also holds the designation of CMA, CPA. He is a past president of the Canadian Progress Club and has served on numerous Chambers of Commerce and not-for profit organizations. Stephen currently sits on the Atlantic Regional Council for the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM).

Stephen enjoys sports, playing drums, snowmobiling in the winter and time at his cottage with his wife, Tammy.

Craig Evans, Vice President Marketing

Craig Evans joined Emmerson Packaging in 2008 to oversee the Marketing, R&D, Graphics and Customer Service groups to create a seamless customer experience based on highly-differentiated service and operational excellence.

Craig started in the automotive industry after graduating with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute, and followed that up with an MBA from Dalhousie University several years later.

He and his family of five enjoy an active lifestyle in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he has held volunteer positions in a wide variety of organizations throughout the community, with a focus in recent years on education and social development.

Danny Kralemann, Vice President Operations

Danny joined Emmerson Packaging in 2006 as a results-driven operations professional with 25 years of experience in flexible packaging.  Danny has held an executive management role for 14 of these years, during which time he has overseen two plant startups, including Emmerson Packaging’s Belleville facility.

Danny credits his previous years in Materials Management as a key influence to his customer-focused leadership style.

Danny is an enthusiastic NFL fan, and enjoys spending time with this wife Laurie and their children.

Serge Corriveau, Supply Chain Director

Serge engages a group responsible for all aspects of Procurement, Production Planning, Logistics and Inventory. He is responsible for refining the end to end Supply Chain development and integration across the business.

Serge earned a Bachelor of Commercial Science in Marketing and International Management from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Emmerson Packaging, he spent 10 years in Asia developing, implementing, and monitoring efficient global and regional programs throughout the stages of the distribution channel in the automotive sector.

Serge is an international traveler, having lived in 6 countries and visited over 40 others. He enjoys hockey, golf and spending quality time with his wife Eunjoo and their two sons.

Chris Johnston, Vice President Sales

Chris has 28 years of packaging experience and has been a member of the Emmerson Packaging team for 11 years, six of those years as a leader in the Sales department.

Chris has based his career on team building and servicing customers. His innovative thinking and experience in the flexographic printing industry enables Chris to help his client succeed. Chris holds a BA in Economics from McMaster University. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey and golf, boating, and spending time with his two grown boys.

George Landes Jr., Vice President Sales

In his role, George is responsible for ensuring customer success through building and maintaining strong relationships.  George is a results oriented, proactive, customer focused professional with 33 years in the flexible packaging industry.

George holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a MSBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.  In addition to his educational background, he has served his country as an Infantry Officer where he successfully completed Ranger School, Airborne School, French Commando School and German Jump School.

George enjoys playing piano, working out, sports, and traveling with his wife Liz.

Steve Ablett, Director—Pet Food Division

Steve brings 40 years of  industry experience to his role at Emmerson Packaging.  He has spent his career specializing in strategic marketing, and business development in the markets of coffee, beer, confectionery, and pet food.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.  He has been involved with the Packaging Association of Canada-Ontario in many roles, including Chairman.

Steve spends his spare time flying radio-controlled airplanes and is a fully certified open water scuba diver, which he enjoys with his wife Jacqueline and their daughters Elise and Taylor.