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Our Staff | Gendon
Doug Burwell

Doug Burwell

General Manager

Graduated from McMaster University (B. Eng in Chemistry) in 1987. A total of 27 years working at Plastics and Polymer processing companies, specializing in Product and Business Development. Considerable international experience in Asia and Europe. Interests outside of work include Sports, Sailing and Wine making.


David Lee

David Lee

Development Manager

Began working in the Gendon Quality Control lab in 1999, straight from the Chemical Engineering program at Humber College. Quickly moved into product development, formulating rubber compounds for various applications and needs. Once Gendon began to move towards the Low Smoke Zero Halogen market, began formulating to meet requirements in both Thermoplastic and Thermoset applications.


Mike Kidd

Mike Kidd

V.P. Special Projects

Over twenty years in the plastics industry. Has been at Gendon Polymers since 2003.


Helvecia Basualto

Helvecia Basualto

Quality Control Manager

Studied Civil Construction at Universidad Católica de Chile. Over 20 years of experience in different areas of the manufacturing fields. Outside of work enjoys tennis, home renovation and volunteering.


Coady Curry

Coady Curry

Controller

CPA, CA. Graduate of Wilfrid Laurier’s Economics and accounting program in 2008 and admitted to membership at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in June 2011. 4 ½ years of public accounting experience with privately held companies, not for profit and public services organizations.rn


Michael Thorn

Michael Thorn

Purchaser

Well respected professional purchaser with private and public sector experience. Joined the Gendon team in 2014.


Chris Staunton

Chris Staunton

Development Chemist

Graduated from the University of Waterloo (Bsc. in Earth Sciences) in 1999. 12 + years of experience in the Plastics and Polymer industry, began working in Sealants/Adhesives. For the past 3 years focused on R & D for wire and cable formulations and process engineering. Away from work enjoys the outdoors, camping and canoeing in summer and skiing in winter.


Shawn Staveley

Shawn Staveley

Sales Agent

Long standing member of the Gendon team recently stepping into a sales role after many years managing the production floor.


Janine Harasiewicz

Janine Harasiewicz

Custoner Service