Meet Maritime Paper’s Management team:
Sheldon Gouthro, BBA
President & CEO
Sheldon has been with the Maritime Paper for 29 years, most recently holding the position as Vice President of Sales for the past 13 years. In 2018, he was promoted to Vice-President & COO. Sheldon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and diplomas from the Queen’s University Marketing Program, the Queen’s University Sales Management Program, and the Queen’s University Executive Management Program.
Matthew Rust, CPA, CA, MBA
CFO & Vice-President Administration
Matthew joined the company in the spring of 2015 as Vice-President of Finance. In 2018 was promoted to CFO & Vice-President Administration, prior to 2015 Matthew held the position of CFO (Chief Financial Officer) & Vice-President Finance and Administration for Vogue Optical. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Mary’s University, CPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary, as well as receiving his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
Vice President, Operations
Ken Lawrence joined Maritime Paper in June 2022 as Vice President, Operations. Ken has over 25 years of experience across several manufacturing industries and is a senior leader who successfully guided teams through process improvement using data analytics to drive results. Ken holds several certificates, including Lean Manufacturing, Labour Relations, and Capacity Utilization. Ken also attended Saint Mary’s University, where he studied Commerce and completed a diploma in Management and a Master’s in Project Management.
Director of Human Resources
Susan has over 24 years of experience with Maritime Paper, she has extensive knowledge of the industry, in the areas human resource management and administration. In 2004 Susan was promoted to Director of Human Resources, prior to that she held the position of Manager of Human Resources. Susan holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, a Human Resource Management Certificate from Saint Mary’s, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cape Breton University.
Rick Baker, B.Com
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Rick joined Maritime Paper in June 2021. Rick has over 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing industry. Rick is a people leader with long-standing experience in managing businesses in regional and national markets. Rick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, a diploma from the Niagara Institute in Executive Leadership and Dale Carnegie training.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Geoff has over 23 years of experience with Maritime Paper in areas of customer service, production planning, and export sales. In 2018 was promoted to Sales & Marketing Manager, prior to this he held the position of Manager of Business Development and Client Services. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University, a diploma from the Queen’s University Sales Management Program, and diploma in Graphic Arts & Structural Design from Clemson University.