Scott Dryden, MBA
Regional Vice President & General Manager
Mr. Dryden joined Polaris in August 2014 as Vice President of Business Development and was appointed Vice President, Operations in October, 2015. In February of 2018, following acquisition of Polaris by US Concrete Inc., he was appointed Regional Vice President & General Manager, assuming oversight leadership responsibility for Polaris and its subsidiaries. Mr. Dryden has held various management positions in logistics, customer service and business development in the marine and bulk materials handling industries. He was Director, Marketing and Customer Service; and later Managing Director, Eastern and Offshore Division for Northern Transportation Company Ltd., a substantial First Nations-controlled maritime transportation company serving the Canadian Arctic and Eastern Coast. Prior to this, he was the Manager of Customer Service and West Coast Operations for CSL International Inc., Polaris' exclusive shipping contractor, based in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Dryden attended the University of Victoria and holds an M.B.A. (with a specialization in Leadership) from Royal Roads University.
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Mr. Wasylyshyn joined Polaris in January 2017 as Director, Supply Chain and was appointed Vice President of Commercial Operations in April of 2019. He oversees sales, forecasting and logistics responsibilities for the shipment of Orca Aggregates from Vancouver Island to markets in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Hawaii, domestically and internationally as well as oversight of terminal operations in California. Mr. Wasylyshyn has over 20 years of experience in the building materials industry and has been involved with the marine component for nearly a decade. His leadership experience while with Northern Transportation Company Ltd. as Director of Logistics and Terminal Operations brings the expertise required to ensure safe and efficient movement of Orca aggregates to our current and emerging international markets.
Sony Mann, MBA, CPA, CGA
Mr. Mann joined Polaris in May 2011 as Assistant Controller and was appointed Corporate Controller in December 2011. In February of 2018, following the acquisition of Polaris by US Concrete Inc, he was appointed Regional Controller, assuming responsibility of all Finance and Accounting activities for Polaris and its subsidiaries. Mr. Mann has held various finance and accounting positions in public and private companies which include bio-tech, high-tech and the hospitality industries. He was Director of Finance at Day4 Energy Inc., an international business with manufacturing and distribution in both Canada and Europe. Prior to this, he was the Corporate Controller at Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., a dually listed company on the TSX and NASDAQ operating in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr. Mann is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia for over 18 years and holds an M.B.A. from Queen’s University.
Mine Manager, Orca Sand & Gravel
Mr Mackay Joined Orca Sand & Gravel in January 2013 working in the Operations department and was moved to Safety and Loss Prevention Manager in September 2014. In June 2017 Mr Mackay was appointed Mine Manager and continues to lead the safe and efficient operations at the Orca Sand & Gravel quarry. Mr Mackay has a background in business management within the maritime industry as a part owner in a marine transportation and eco-tourism operation.
Director, Business Development, Eagle Rock Aggregates Inc.
Mr. Williams joined Polaris in January 2014 as Director of Business Development establishing market and technical metrics for opening of the newly developed Long Beach California importing and distribution Orca Aggregates terminal. He has 40 plus years experience in the concrete and aggregate industries, including U S Concrete, Standard Concrete, Design Economics, and Master Builders where he held senior management roles. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Williams assisted in the start up of three private equity companies; Matrix Master Inc, Economics In Technology and Paragon Technologies, where he held key executive roles. He is a past member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Construction Institute, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, American Management Association and Society of Marketing Professionals.
Director, Sales and Marketing
Ms. Armstrong joined Polaris in May of 2019 as Director of Sales and Marketing. With over 20 years of experience servicing the needs of various multi-national customers in the helicopter industry, Karen brings a wealth of experience ranging from sales and marketing through to logistics and community relations. Most recently Karen worked with Canadian Helicopters , a privately held company with nearly a hundred aircraft from coast to coast. Her role includes the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives along with providing management expertise to coordinate sales initiatives in the Californian, Canadian and international markets. In addition to these sales focuses she will also continue to strengthen relationships with our First Nation partners on Vancouver Island.