About Us

Our principal officers:

Michael Polarek

MJP Acquisitions - Mike PolarekOriginally from Chicago, Mike started in the packaging industry in 1974 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He began working for Rheem Manufacturing in the steel drum and pail industry. Several ownership changes at Rheem took place during his employment over the following 23 years as well as product emphasis switching from steel to plastic. Positions in sales, marketing, and senior management prepared him for the starting of MJP Acquisitions with Don Knight in 1997.

Brian Polarek

MJP Acquisitions - Mansfield TXGrowing up in Texas, Brian attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with an economics degree in 2001. He then attended the University of Houston focusing on advanced Accounting studies and working at MJP. Brian has been instrumental in the acquisition and running of Gulsby Packaging and Mark It Plus as well as the day to day activities of Packaging Alliance.


Kristy Sralla

MJP Acquisitions - Kristy Sralla

Kristy is a graduate of Baylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education. She continued her studies and earned a Masters of Education. After many years of teaching, she now serves as the General Manager of our Gulsby Division.