• Board of Directors
  • Management Team
Board of Directors

John Moretz

Chairman of the Board and Director

Mr. Moretz currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Moretz Marketing, LLC and is Managing Director of Kathy Ireland, LLC. In addition, he is the Managing Director of various real estate entities, including LaMoe, LLC and Moretz Mills, LLC. Mr. Moretz spent 39 years in the hosiery industry. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Toe Moretz Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries prior to its acquisition by Gildan Activewear Inc. in 2011. Mr. Moretz also founded Moretz Marketing in 1987 to create and manage lifestyle brands and licensing opportunities.


Jim Hamilton

President and CEO

Mr. Jim Hamilton became Neptune’s President and CEO in 2015. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Human Nutrition and Health, North America, and President of DSM Nutritional Products USA. He also served on the global management team of DSM Nutritional Product's Human Nutrition Business, an organization with over $2 billion in sales and operations in more than 40 countries. During the course of his over 30-year career, Jim has played a leading role in nutritional ingredients for the dietary supplement, food, animal-feed and personal-care industries. Mr. Hamilton's industry knowledge and innovative approach have made him a valuable contributor to several trade associations. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRN, the dietary supplement industry's leading trade association. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Vitamin Angels, a not-for-profit organization that provides life-changing vitamins to children in need. He has also been an invited speaker to numerous industry and governmental events in the field, including to the United Nations General Assembly to present on “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the UN’s post 2015 development agenda”. Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal and has attended numerous business and leadership programs at the London Business School and INSEAD.


Katherine Crewe


Katherine Crewe is a strong, proactive leader with a proven track record of identifying and maximizing manufacturing and business processes. She has spent 30 years in the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing space for companies with sales and distribution networks spanning the globe. During her career, she has held several executive positions in various operations and quality management positions. Most recently, Mrs. Crewe was Managing Director, Canadian Operations at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, prior to which she was Vice President, Operations at Cryocath Technologies. Mrs. Crewe is currently Chair of TEC-Canada, where she works with entrepreneurs, executives and business owners to understand current challenges and opportunities, and she helps set objectives and goals in order to meet new milestones. Mrs. Crewe holds a Master of Engineering (Biomedical) from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University.


Dr. Ronald Denis


Dr. Ronald Denis is Chief of Surgery and Director of the Trauma Program at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur and Centre Intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux in Montreal. Dr. Denis is also the Medical Co-Director of the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Dr. Denis sits on several scientific boards and management committees.


François Roy


Francois Roy has extensive experience as a corporate director and executive in the private and public sectors. Most recently, Mr. Roy was Vice Principal (Administration and Finance) at McGill University, and has also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer at Télémedia and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Quebecor Inc. He currently sits on the boards of numerous public companies and on the advisory boards of several private corporations, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Transcontinental Inc. and Noranda Income Fund. Mr. Roy is also a strong supporter of arts and culture. He has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Opéra de Montréal. Mr. Roy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto.


Rick Schottenfeld


Mr. Schottenfeld is the founder and Chairman of Schottenfeld Group holding, the parent company of Koyote Capital which is a proprietary trading firm in New York City. He has also served as the general partner of Schottenfeld Associates and the Schottenfeld Opportunity Fund. Mr. Schottenfeld is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with degrees in both Economics and Government. Mr. Schottenfeld has been a frequent guest on CNBC and other business news programs.


Dr. Leendert Staal


Leendert Staal is a seasoned and accomplished senior executive with a strong track record of value creation. Dr. Staal has held numerous senior-level positions within the DSM group, most recently as President and CEO of DSM Nutritional Products and previously as President and CEO of DSM Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Staal also held the position of Group Vice President of Quest International and was Chairman of Unipath (a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever). He is currently an independent consultant and owner of Staal Consulting LLC, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and business strategy. Recently, he has been providing consulting services as part of a team dedicated to enhancing and optimizing the output of Neptune’s Sherbrooke plant. Dr. Staal has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.

Management Team

Jim Hamilton

President and CEO


Mario Paradis

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Éric Savoie

Quality manager


Etienne Villeneuve

Head of Operations and Technical Services


François-Karl Brouillette

Vice President, Science and Innovation


Jacqueline Khayat

Vice President, International Sales


Jean-Daniel Bélanger

Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary


Marc Vaugeois

Vice President, Sales, Canada


Melody Harwood

Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Cannabis business


Michel Timperio

President, Cannabis business