Executive Team


Joe Nemeth

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joe Nemeth joined Catalyst Paper as president and chief executive officer in October 2013. He brings 30 years of pulp and paper experience, including line management positions in sales, marketing and operations. Prior to joining Catalyst, Joe served as president and chief executive officer of Canfor Pulp. Joe has a passion for the pulp and paper industry and a track record of successful turn-arounds. He helped Canfor Pulp become the top performing pulp and paper company in Canada and has restructured and refocused Catalyst Paper so it is positioned for long-term success. 

Joe holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia.

Sean Curran

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Sean Curran brings to Catalyst over fifteen years of sales and marketing leadership experience and nearly 30 years of experience in global pulp, paper and energy markets, as well as strategic positioning and marketing partnerships.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Business Administration certificate from the University of New Brunswick.

Gerrie Kotze

Vice President, Finance

Gerrie Kotze is a finance professional with fifteen years of accounting and financial reporting experience in industry and public practice. He has served in a number of senior finance roles since joining Catalyst Paper in 2011. Gerrie has gained significant international experience working in the accounting industry prior to moving to Canada in 2008.

Gerrie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from North-West University, South Africa, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Greg MauleGreg Maule

Senior Vice President, Operations

Greg Maule is a seasoned paper operations leader with more than 25 years of experience in coated paper manufacturing. After starting his career as a chemical and process engineer, Greg assumed positions of increasing responsibility in various facilities leading to the role of mill manager at several large pulp and paper operations. Most recently, Greg was Vice-President, Manufacturing Operations for NewPage Corporation, where he was responsible for leading the operations of eight pulp and paper mills.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science, Pulp and Paper Engineering from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology.

Len PosyniakLen Posyniak

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services

Len Posyniak was appointed senior vice-president, human resources and corporate services in August 2014. Len brings over 30 years of strategic human resources and labour relations experience in both the private and public sectors at the executive level. Prior to joining Catalyst, Len was the executive vice-president, human resources with the Corix Group of Companies.

Len holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Regina, as well as a Certified Human Resources Professional designation. He is a Director of the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association, has served as a Trustee of several major pension plans, and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).