About Us

Our History - TIMELINE

2005: AMG Packaging & Paper Company Limited was incorporated in September after a group of businessmen saw the need for a local manufacturer of boxes. At the time, 95% of boxes were being imported for use in Jamaica. Located in an 8,000 square foot building in the Free Zone, we started with five machines, 12 employees and 20 clients, only producing corrugated cardboard boxes.

2007: Our clientele increased to 200 clients and we purchased a 20,000 square foot building at 10 Retirement Crescent. New machines were bought to broaden AMG's manufacturing potentials, with the manufacturing process being 90% mechanized.

2011: AMG was listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market. Since then, we further developed our product range, purchased machinery that has allowed us to reduce wastage, and further expanded our business to include corrugated packaging materials. View AMG IPO Investor Briefing

2013-2014: AMG is currently in the process of becoming ISO 9001:2008 certified. This is a quality management based certification that will bring global recognition to AMG. It will enable us to continue meeting the needs of our customers, improving the quality of our products and developing our operations.

A new warehouse was built to improve our inventory management.

Our Team

Mark S. Chin (Non-Executive Chairman)

Mark Chin is a Jamaican businessman who thrives from dealing with several responsibilities simultaneously. In 2005, Mark partnered with George Hugh (Managing Director) to form AMG. This was an exciting venture for two men who believed in Jamaican manufacturing. As Chairman of the Board of AMG, Mark is responsible for directing Board and Shareholder meetings, as well as ensuring the good corporate governance of AMG.

Additionally, Mark serves as Director of Post to Post Betting Limited and is the Managing Director of both Islandwide Construction Limited and Island Concrete Company Limited.

George Hugh (Managing Director)

George Hugh was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Jamaica in the 1970's. After doing research and surveying the local market, George saw the need for a packaging company that offered services to commercial customers and spearheaded the formation of AMG. A founding shareholder in 2005, he joined the Board in 2006 and became Managing Director in 2009. As Managing Director of AMG, George is responsible for our strategic direction and for overseeing day to day operations, with support from our senior management team. He is committed to the expansion of the product range and production capacity of AMG.

Additionally, George is Managing Director of Rayton Electric Commercial Equipment Limited and Director of Island Concrete Company Limited. Together with his family members, George has taken stakes in many local businesses over the years, including Jade Garden Restaurant, Dominos Pizza, and Homelectrix.

Paul Chin (Non Executive Director)

Paul Chin is the brother of Mark Chin (Chairman) and a local businessman, who has contributed to numerous construction projects in Jamaica. As a Non-Executive Director of AMG, Paul brings to the Board his wide business and project management experience for the purposes of our strategic direction and corporate governance.

Additionally, Paul serves as Director of Islandwide Construction Limited and Heiss Properties. He has worked at Kingston Hub Distributors as a Warehouse Manager and Desnoes & Geddes Limited as a Settlement Officer.

Peter Chin (Non Executive Director)

Peter Chin holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from George Washington University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies. As a Non-Executive Director of AMG, Peter brings to the Board his financial services and management experience for our strategic direction and corporate governance. He is also Chairman of the Compensation Committee of AMG.

Additionally, Peter is President of Alliance Investment Management Limited and is Chairman of DPK Information Systems. He has served as General Manager of Issa Trust and Merchant Bank Limited, held senior finance positions with GraceKennedy Ltd and IBM World Trade Corp., and is Past President of the Jamaica Securities Dealers Association.

Barrington Chisholm (Non Executive Director)

Barrington "Barry" Chisholm is a retired banker, who is a Justice of the Peace of the Island and a member of the Rotary Club of Spanish Town. As a Non -Executive Director of AMG, Barry brings to the Board his financial and management experience for our strategic direction and corporate governance. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of AMG.

Additionally, Barry is a Director of Supreme Ventures Limited. He was Chairman of the National Insurance Fund of Jamaica and a Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica and Houston Managers (BVI) Limited. He has held a number of senior management positions at the Scotiabank Group during a distinguished career with that organization.

Michael Fraser (Non Executive Director and Mentor)

Michael Fraser is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Justice of the Peace of the Island, and an active alumnus of Jamaica College. As a Non -Executive Director and Mentor of AMG, Michael is responsible for ensuring that AMG has adequate procedures, systems and controls for financial reporting, as well as compliance with Junior Market Rules and general corporate governance. He also acts as a member of both the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board.

Additionally, Michael is the President & CEO of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Limited, a subsidiary of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, and a Director of Sagicor Life Insurance Brokers Limited. He is a former Director of Lascelles de Mercado Limited. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Island Life Insurance Company Limited, Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, and Past President of the Life Underwriters Association of Jamaica.

Michael Chin (General Manager)

Michael Chin holds a BSc. Degree in Business Management from Lynn University and has over 20 years management experience. As General Manager of AMG, he is responsible for supporting George Hugh (Managing Director) in our day to day operations. Michael joined AMG in 2009 and his leadership was instrumental in the winning of a "Bold Ones" award from AMG's client National, the Continental Baking Company, which is given to outstanding local manufacturers.

Additionally, Michael acted as Operations Manager at Markham Betting Company for over six years, where he was responsible for leading an initiative to computerize the business's operations, amongst other things. He has also worked in management at Home Choice Rentals of South Florida.

Leslie McPherson (Accounting Manager)

Leslie McPherson has more than 20 years experience in accounting and audit. As the Accounting Manager, he is charged with managing our Finance and Accounting functions. He has been with AMG since our inception.

Leslie is a certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Jamaica (CAJ).

Christopher Hendriks (Production Manager)

Christopher Hendriks joined AMG in 2007. As Production Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the daily running of the factory, for ensuring the upkeep of the machines, and for being an interface between AMG'S suppliers and customers.

Additionally, Christopher has worked at Federal Express as a Senior Supervisor (Dispatch) and Islandwide Construction Limited in the Department of Special Projects. He is a co-founder of CJ's Party Suppliers and Go Productions.

Marcia Taffe (Human Resource Manager)

Marcia Taffe holds a B.Sc. in Sociology from the University of the West Indies and a certificate in Legal Proceedings from the University of Technology. As Human Resource Manager, Marcia brings her administrative and customer service background for the purposes of recruiting, counseling and managing staff matters.

Additionally, Marcia previously worked in administration and customer services at the University of the West Indies and was an Executive Secretary at Colgate-Palmolive. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Education and Training from the Vocational Training Development Institute, as well as an Executive Masters in Educational Management in a joint program from the University of the West Indies and Mico University College.

Sheldon Taylor (Quality Assurance Manager)

Sheldon Taylor joined the AMG family in 2013. As Quality Assurance Manager, Sheldon is responsible for developing and overseeing compliance of our Quality Management System, being a liaison with stakeholders, monitoring, checking and conducting evaluations to ensure that full compliance is met based on customers’ requirements. He maintains and manages our Quality Policy, standards, procedures, programs and practices, while driving and facilitating continuous improvement.

Additionally, Sheldon is filled with knowledge and experience having worked in the corrugated box business for seven years as a Senior Numerical Controller (Corrugation) and Custom Packaging Designer.

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