About Us

Tamper-Evident Security Packaging Experts Since 1984

We are dedicated exclusively to manufacturing, selling, and distributing tamper-evident security packaging. That’s it! Over 35+ years, our singular focus has empowered us to develop some of the most-trusted security brands used worldwide by banks, CITs, retailers, and many other industries.

What We Stand For

  • Passion

    Our advantages stem from our passion for our products—and for the people that use them. Passion is our fuel. It’s what separates our employees from our competitors’ and drives us to go above and beyond to meet the personalized needs of each customer.

  • Leadership

    We don’t just follow the market’s highest security standards— we continuously set them. That’s why NELMAR has long been regarded as a worldwide authority and leader in the tamper-evident security packaging industry.

  • Innovation

    Our relentless focus on innovation enables us to implement and maintain the industry’s highest manufacturing benchmarks, with over $28 million invested in new machinery in the last five years alone.

  • Quality

    Security matters! Our continuous investment in the latest, cutting-edge equipment enables us to produce the highest-quality products, manufactured with the greatest consistency. Stringent quality control technology and artificial intelligence are built-in to each step of our vertically-integrated process and verified by QC Managers.

  • Customer Commitment

    We go above and beyond to accommodate our customers’ precise needs. Our customer-centric approach to business has enabled us to forge long-term, mutually beneficial relationships across various industries in North America and globally.

  • Family

    Want to know what really sets us apart? It’s our family culture. The NELMAR family is comprised of a passionate, hardworking, and diverse group of 200+ employees that propel our company to new heights every day.

Our History

April 1984

MARNEL Packaging is born out of our original 8,000 ft2 facility, initially starting in the retail industry with a focus on high-end, plastic retail shopping bags.

May 1987

MARNEL moves to a new 35,000 ft2 facility and becomes NELMAR Security Packaging Systems: a manufacturer focused on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a new style of plastic security deposit bag (as an alternative to the traditional cloth deposit bag of the time).

July 1997

Having outgrown our original factory footprint, NELMAR moves to a new 75,000 ft2 facility on Ferrier Street in Montreal, enabling us to expand our printing and converting operations.

March 2001

NELMAR launches the first generation of our world-class FRAUDSTOPPER security bag, featuring a fully tamper-evident, in-line closure that’s easy to seal and reacts to all effects of cold and heat tampering.

December 2003

The NELMAR family surpasses 100 employees across our office and factory, highlighting our continued customer growth and demand within the retail and financial industries.

October 2006

NELMAR launches an initiative to design and build a new 150,000 ft2 factory to meet all immediate and future production requirements, including blown film extrusion lines. All operations and headquarters are moved to Terrebonne, Quebec.

January 2007

NELMAR introduces a new state-of-the-art Extrusion department, unlocking the ability to provide our customers with the industry’s finest 3-layer film.

October 2013

NELMAR launches the innovative FRAUDSTOPPER ONE™ security bag to market, enabling us to offer our top-tier Level-4 security to new customer segments.

July 2014

NELMAR increases production capacity with a 50,000 ft2 expansion to our factory, increasing capacity for both bag-making operations and warehousing.

March 2019

NELMAR introduces the new Lamination & Tape department with the purchase of new, world-class laminating, coating, and spooling machinery. These additions enable us to produce our own security tape and control 100% of the manufacturing process.

January 2020

NELMAR enhances production capacity by more than 280 million security bags per year upon the completion of our latest round of capital expenditure: adding three fully-robotic film converting machines to our existing fleet.

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Our vertically-integrated process enables us to control every aspect of our operations, ensuring the highest quality products and services.

Our Environmental

Recycling NELMAR products couldn’t be easier. All products are made of 100% Category-4 recyclable material to foster a pain-free recycling process.

We are also committed to NELMAR’s Go-Green Initiative, as we continue to invest in new technology to develop sustainable manufacturing processes and eco-friendly products for our customers:

  • 100% of all production scrap is recycled
  • Our facility incorporates energy-efficient equipment
  • All packaging label information is printed directly on our boxes, eliminating paper labels altogether

Our Leadership

  • Neil Freder President, CEO & Co-Founder

    Neil Freder
    President, CEO & Co-Founder

    Neil Freder is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of NELMAR.

    Neil and co-founder, Mary Golfman, originally founded MARNEL Packaging in 1984 to produce high-end, plastic retail shopping bags. In 1987, upon identifying a niche market, Neil and Mary repositioned the company as NELMAR Security Packaging Systems Inc. to focus exclusively on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a new, single-use tamper-evident deposit bag (as an alternative to the traditional cloth deposit bag of the time). Under Neil’s direction, NELMAR became one of the first producers of tamper-evident security bags in the world and has since developed trusted partnerships with many of the top 50 US banks, leading armored carriers, and Fortune 500 companies globally.

    Today, Neil is still involved in the company’s day-to-day operations. While he now takes on a more consultative approach, Neil prides himself on being able to operate each machine in every department of NELMAR’s factory. He is constantly looking to innovate and incorporate the latest technologies for NELMAR’s operations, enabling the company to become fully automated and vertically-integrated under his watch. Neil’s hands-on leadership approach has helped NELMAR groom and develop talent internally and has positioned the company as a worldwide authority in the security packaging industry.

    Neil is also the CEO of Plastixx FFS Technologies Inc. and Plastixx Extrusion Technologies Inc. – both part of the NELMAR Group of Companies. With over 40 years of experience and market leadership in the packaging and cash handling industries, Neil has created a collaborative work environment to enhance the successes of the greater group under one roof.

    Outside of work, Neil has a passion for mixing music and is an avid skier, golfer, and hockey player.

  • David Pearl Chief Financial Officer

    David Pearl
    Chief Financial Officer

    David Pearl is NELMAR’s Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all of the financial and administrative activities of the company. This includes leading the risk management and accounting operations and ensuring that best practices are followed in maintaining a strong capital structure.

    Since joining NELMAR in 1995, David has spearheaded the company’s aggressive capital expenditure program, enabling it to make reliable investments in the newest cutting-edge machinery – growing its annual production capacity to 860 million security bags all while enhancing its financial health and product quality.

    David also serves as the CFO of Plastixx FFS Technologies Inc. and Plastixx Extrusion Technologies Inc. – both part of the NELMAR Group of Companies. He was previously a partner at Fuller Landau, an esteemed Montreal accounting firm, which counts NELMAR as one of its clients.

    A big sports fan, David is passionate about his three favorite teams: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Red Sox, and Dallas Cowboys. He is also an avid barbecuer and enjoys grilling for his family and friends, and even for customers visiting the office.

    David is a CPA and earned his Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

  • Kevin Couto Director, Production Operations

    Kevin Couto
    Director, Production Operations

    Kevin Couto is NELMAR’s Director of Production Operations. He leads the company’s vertically-integrated production process, serving as the liaison between departments and overseeing all logistics from Extrusion and Lamination to Printing and Conversion.

    Kevin prides himself on maintaining a strong pulse on the production process at all times. He works closely with senior management in setting operational goals and provides day-to-day guidance to the production managers and their teams to ensure that objectives are consistently reached.

    Since joining NELMAR in 2006, Kevin has served as an Account Manager, Inventory Coordinator, Procurement Specialist, and Assistant Production Manager before being tasked with managing all production-related operations. Under his current position, he has played an important role in several key initiatives, including the implementation of fully-robotic converting machinery, the launch of the Lamination department, and the development of RFID tracking capabilities.

    Kevin also serves as the Director of Production Operations for Plastixx FFS Technologies Inc. and Plastixx Extrusion Technologies Inc – both part of the NELMAR Group of Companieswhere he is responsible for operations and production logistics.

    Outside of work, Kevin values family time, is a passionate home chef, and has an unwavering sports allegiance to the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Manoj Dixit Director, Extrusion Operations

    Manoj Dixit
    Director, Extrusion Operations

    Manoj Dixit is NELMAR’s Director of Extrusion Operations. He leads the company’s ever-growing Extrusion department and is responsible for the development of all blown film rolls used in its products.

    Manoj takes pride in consistently producing the finest 3-layer film in the security packaging industry, ensuring that resin quality, film blends, and gauge and profile variations are each taken into careful consideration. He joined NELMAR in 2006 and was initially tasked with forming and launching its new state-of-the-art Extrusion department. Since then, he has played a critical role in steadily increasing the company’s film capacity and the size of its Extrusion team.

    Manoj also serves as the Director of Extrusion Operations for Plastixx FFS Technologies Inc. and Plastixx Extrusion Technologies Inc – both part of the NELMAR Group of Companies. Prior to joining NELMAR, he worked as a polymer engineer based in Malaysia.

    Outside of work, Manoj is a regular volunteer at his temple and is actively involved with Montreal’s Indian community. He enjoys traveling, swimming, chess, badminton, and spending as much time as possible with his family.

    Manoj has a Bachelor of Science degree and a post-graduate diploma in Polymer Engineering.

  • Jonathan Vitale Director, Printing Operations

    Jonathan Vitale
    Director, Printing Operations

    Jonathan Vitale joined NELMAR in 2015 to manage the company’s evolving printing department. As the Director of Printing Operations, Jonathan is in charge of operating NELMAR’s state-of-the-art printing presses, and managing the printing procedures with a focus on maximizing productivity while meeting the highest standards of quality. Under his leadership, the department has increased production efficiency through the implementation of a new ink system, reduced scrap rates, and lower change-over time in between projects.

    Jonathan has worked in the flexible packaging and printing industry for over 20 years. He takes pride in sharing his experience with all employees and equipping them with a versatile set of skills to master the company’s processes.

    Outside of the office, Jonathan loves to cook, fish, and play sports. He spends much of his time with his family and has passed on his passion for cooking and sports to his two children.

  • Michael Nissen Director, Bag Conversion

    Michael Nissen
    Director, Bag Conversion

    Michael Nissen is NELMAR’s Director of Bag Conversion. He oversees all bag-making operations, tasked with optimizing production speed, maintaining stringent quality control measures, and consistently guiding his team to master the conversion process.

    Michael joined NELMAR in 2001 and has served as a Maintenance Technician, Assistant Production Manager, and Production Manager before being elevated to run the Conversion department. He continues to oversee the implementation of NELMAR’s growing fleet of fully-robotic converting machinery and has played a key role in helping the company increase its annual security bag output by more than 50%.

    With over 20 years of mechanical engineering experience, Michael takes pride in sharing his knowledge with all employees and empowering many of his team members to advance up the ranks within NELMAR.

    Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending quality time with family and is equally as passionate about outdoor activities, including biking and running.

  • Carol-Ann Daoust Director, HR & Organizational Development

    Carol-Ann Daoust
    Director, HR & Organizational Development

    Carol-Ann Daoust is NELMAR’s Director of Human Resources and Development. She is responsible for company recruiting, health and safety, talent development, employee relations, and many other functions within the company.

    Carol-Ann joined NELMAR as a Human Resources Advisor in 2010. Since then, she has been elevated to department head and has helped the company double in size from 120 to 200 employees (and counting) under her direction. In ten years, Carol-Ann has evolved the HR department from an administrative role into a strategic partner with valued input in key company decisions. She ensures that HR is aligned with all operations and that all department efforts are made with NELMAR’s strategy and vision in mind.

    Carol-Ann’s favorite part about working at NELMAR is the family-like environment. She is proud to play a role in fostering this cohesive culture and seeing it manifest itself in the collaboration and leadership that’s displayed by employees on a day-to-day basis.

    Outside of work, Carol-Ann is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and enjoys travelling and discovering the cultures and new foods that come with it.

    Carol-Ann is a CHRP and graduated from Université du Québec à Montréal with a bachelor in Human Resources Management.

  • Eric Dohrendorf Director, Product & Market Development

    Eric Dohrendorf
    Director, Product & Market Development

    Eric Dohrendorf is NELMAR’s Director of Product & Market Development. He is primarily responsible for product and business development, consulting closely with NELMAR’s customers across the world to develop powerful security products that satisfy their distinct needs. When customers think of Eric, one word always comes to mind: PASSION. His passion for NELMAR’s products — and for the people that use them — enable him to provide an unparalleled customer experience.

    Eric has played a crucial role in the development of NELMAR’s current product line. With over 24 years of experience in the tamper-evident security packaging industry, he has worked alongside some of the largest banks and armored carriers, managing countless NELMAR accounts across 25 countries. Eric uses this deep consumer knowledge to understand what product specifications his customers actually require, rather than providing them with a generic solution.

    Outside of work, Eric enjoys travelling internationally with his wife and daughter, while putting his multiple language skills to use. Eric is also an avid cyclist and home design/architecture enthusiast. Some of his home improvement projects have even been published in industry-specific magazines.

    Eric holds a Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in International Business from Concordia University.