NATIONWIDE PALLET SOLUTIONS
Paramount Pallet is the largest full-service pallet solutions company in Canada, with a national network of six company-owned and operated facilities, 200 employees, and more than 30 years in business. We provide pallet services to hundreds of customers across various industries throughout Canada and the United States.
Work with one provider that can handle all of your pallet needs, from nationwide pallet supply to retrieval, recycled pallets, new and custom pallets, and more. We have the expertise to get you the right pallet for your supply chain and help your business run at its best.
Mark Sura PresidentMark Sura PresidentMark has over 25 years industry experience, including roles in Sales, Plant Operations, Strategic Customer Development, and General Management. He joined Paramount Pallet in 1994 as a sales manager and in his time with the company has held various leadership roles including Regional Vice President and Vice President of Sales. Mark was appointed Director and General Manager of Paramount Pallet in 2017 and in 2019 was promoted to President of Paramount Pallet. Mark is passionate about developing effective teams to improve employee and customer satisfaction. He attended Ryerson University for Marketing. Mark is married and a father of three. He enjoys time on the water with friends and family and has dedicated the last 17 years to coaching various youth sports teams.
Rob Lalonde, CPA, CMA Director of FinanceRob Lalonde, CPA, CMA Director of FinanceRob has 30 years industry experience in manufacturing and telecom, in such management roles as Assistant Controller, Finance Manager, Accounting and Analytics, and Manager, Plant Analysis. A graduate of Durham College, Rob has his CPA,CMA and is the Board President for Durham Deaf Services. Rob joined Paramount Pallet in 2017 in the role as Finance Manager for the Canadian Operations. In 2019, Rob was promoted to Director of Finance. A great past time for Rob is collecting classic rock vinyl records and spending time on his Harley Davidson.
Marianne L. Pelletier, CHRL Director of Human ResourcesMarianne L. Pelletier, CHRL Director of Human ResourcesMarianne has 25 years experience as a Human Resources Practitioner, focusing on strategic planning, employee development, talent acquisition, labour relations and culture development. She joined the Paramount Pallet leadership team in 2018 as Human Resources Manager for the Canadian Operations. Prior, Marianne held various senior leader business partnership roles in a variety of business sectors including construction, technology, financial services and retail. In 2019, Marianne was promoted to Director of Human Resources. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, Certificates in HR Management and Labour Relations, and is a designated Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL). Marianne is passionate about travel, writing, gardening and loves to tackle 10k runs.
Jose Yazo General Manager, Western CanadaJose Yazo General Manager, Western CanadaJose has over 7 years of industry experience managing production, warehouse, and construction operations. His background includes auditing existing processes and designing and implementing quality improvement programs and processes. Jose joined Paramount Pallet in 2012 as the Manager for the Calgary depot. He then assumed the role as Regional Manager, overseeing the management of Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg depot operations. In 2019, Jose was promoted General Manager - Western Canada. He has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an Operations Management Certificate. Jose is an avid cyclist, logging 400 kilometre weeks on a regular basis.
Greg Hemeryck General Manager, Toronto DepotGreg Hemeryck General Manager, Toronto DepotGreg has over 29 years industry experience, namely in manufacturing, in such roles as Procurement Manager, IT Manager, Accounting and Plant Manager. Greg attended Okanagan University College with an education in Accounting. Greg joined Paramount Pallet in 1998 in a logistics capacity. He has held a number of roles in operations leadership and was appointed as the Toronto Depot Manager in 2018. In 2019, Greg was promoted to General Manager- Toronto Depot. He is married and a father of two. He has a great passion for time with his family and enjoys coaching his children' sports teams.
Francois Lachance General Manager, Montreal DepotFrancois Lachance General Manager, Montreal DepotFrancois has over 40 years industry experience, including roles in Senior Plant Operations and General Management. Paramount acquired his company, Ecolo Pallet in 2000 where he was the CEO. After joining Paramount, Francois assumed the role of Sales Manager for the Quebec market. He has held a number of positions and has been managing the depot since 2002. He was instrumental in the construction of the Montreal site that we currently reside in today. In 2019, Francois was promoted to General Manager - Montreal Depot. A source of leadership inspiration for Francois is Mark McCormack, CEO of IMG. Francois has raised 2 children, and when there is spare time, Francois enjoys tennis, cycling, reading, the cinema, and training.
Raed Bechara General ManagerRaed Bechara General ManagerRaed has over 25 years industry experience. In 1997 he founded the Industrie de Standard Palettes (IPS) inc., becoming CEO of the largest pallet recycler in Quebec. Focused on growth and profitability, he purchased a competitor in 2003, which enabled IPS to double its size and become the leader in the pallet industry in Quebec. In 2022, Paramount acquired IPS where Raed continued in his leadership role as General Manager, delivering a high level of service to customers in the Quebec market. Raed has his private pilot licence and has a BSC in Biochemistry. Active in the Community, Raed is an active board member with the Conseil d’administration de la Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal and has worked with other such as the Chamber of Commerce, Industry of Laval and Caisse St-Martin de Laval. Raed has 2 children, and when there is spare time, he enjoys flying, traveling and hiking.
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