Neil Freder President, CEO and Co-Founder
Neil Freder is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of NELMAR Security Packaging Systems Inc. The company, originally established as a manufacturer of packaging for retail / boutique applications, was formed in 1984 by Neil and co-founder Mary Golfman.
Neil’s early years saw him working for a textile distribution company owned by his father, and later as a shipper for an apparel manufacturer. Two years later, he met Mary Golfman while they were both sales representatives at a manufacturer of corrugated boxes and plastic bags. In 1984, Neil and Mary left the company and used the experience they had gained to establish NELMAR. Neil applied his understanding of bag-converting equipment to setup and run the operation while Mary, with her strong background in sales, assumed the sales responsibilities.
In 1987, Neil met Ken Makowka, who introduced him to a niche market overlooked by most bag manufacturers. This resulted in the development of a tamper-evident closure system that would render the zippered cloth bag virtually obsolete. As demand for the disposable deposit bag increased, NELMAR ceased production of retail / boutique bags, and realigned the company’s focus to the manufacture of tamper evident security packaging.
Today, harnessing the same knowledge of machinery he used to produce his first tamper-evident security bag, Neil still involves himself personally with the company’s day-to-day operations. It is commonly known that Neil can operate every machine in every department of NELMAR’s factory. He is in constant pursuit of expansion through the continuous application of innovative business practices and the industry’s leading technological advancements.
By proactively utilizing all the resources available in today’s market, Neil continues to solidify NELMAR’s position as the world leader in the production of tamper-evident systems.
Neil’s hobbies are golf, hockey, skiing and any activity involving his son, including coaching his Pee Wee hockey team.