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 Masters of Business Administration degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia.
Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
Jim Bayles joined the company in 1976 and has held a progression of positions with increasing responsibility within the sales and marketing group throughout his career. Most recently, Jim served as vice president and general manager, Newsprint International.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University.
Frank De Costanzo
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned treasury and finance executive with significant experience and banking relationships across the globe, Mr. De Costanzo joined Catalyst July, 2015 from Kinross Gold Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, where he has served as Vice President and Global Treasurer since 2010.
Prior to Kinross, he held a progression of senior financial roles with Pitney Bowes Inc., The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. and Union Bank of Switzerland AG in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. De Costanzo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business of Administration degree.
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.
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).