Directors & Management

Terrence A. Lyons

Position: Chairman and Director

Mr. Lyons was appointed Chairman of the Company in June, 2011 in succession to Dr. Roman Shklanka who retired from the board after eleven years service. His business background includes natural resources, manufacturing, real estate, merchant banking and corporate restructuring activities. Mr. Lyons is a director and officer of several public and private corporations including Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., and a director of Sprott Resources Corp. and Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Lyons was formerly President and Managing Partner of B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation and a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management for 18 years. He is past Chairman of Northgate Minerals Corporation, Versatile Pacific Shipyards, Westmin Resources and the Mining Association of British Columbia and past Vice Chairman of Battle Mountain Gold.

Herbert G.A. Wilson

Position: Vice Chairman and Director

Mr. Wilson has over 35 years of experience in the development and operation of construction materials and industrial minerals operations. Mr. Wilson joined Polaris Materials Corporation in 2001 serving as Senior Vice President and then as Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed President and CEO in January 2009 and retired in September 2015 becoming Executive Vice Chairman overseeing the management transition, a role that ended December 2016. Prior to joining Polaris, he was President of United States Lime & Minerals Inc., a NASDAQ-listed public company producing lime products and construction materials from limestone quarries located in the south-central states. From 1992 to 1998, he was a founding director and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Stone Corporation, a Toronto-listed public company producing construction aggregates and lime products. Mr. Wilson is a director of Hudson Resources Inc.

Eugene P. Martineau

Position: Director

Mr. Martineau has over 40 years' experience in the ready-mixed concrete and related industries. Mr. Martineau was the founder and first president and CEO of U.S. Concrete Inc. which, under Mr. Martineau's guidance, became one of the largest concrete producers in the United States. In 2007, he left U.S. Concrete to found Martineau and Associates Consulting. He has served as a director and member of the Executive Committee of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and has been elected as a lifetime honorary director. He served as the National Director of RMC 2000 from 1993 to 1997. RMC 2000 was a grass roots industry movement which facilitated monumental changes in the industry. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the RMC Research & Education Foundation since its creation and served as chairman in 2004. Mr. Martineau was one of the founders, and served as the chairman, of the National Steering Committee for Concrete Industry Management (CIM). The CIM Program is now installed in five universities across the U.S. and is providing the industry with its future leaders. He currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2007, Mr. Martineau was selected by Concrete Producer magazine as one of the top influencers in the concrete industry. Mr. Martineau was appointed to the Polaris board in March 2010. Mr. Martineau is the 2010 recipient of NRMCA's Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion which is awarded to a ready-mix concrete industry professional whose career has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication and achievement in support of concrete promotion and industry advancement.

Marco A. Romero

Position: Director and Founder

Mr. Romero is an entrepreneur with 35 years of diversified international experience in the mining and construction materials industries and is President of Delta Minerals Corporation and Delta Gold Corporation two privately held companies engaged in natural resource development. He has held senior roles in exploration, environmental permitting, project development and mining operations, as well as mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Romero was co-founder of Polaris Minerals Corporation and served as its President and CEO from 1999 to 2008. He was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from 1998 to 2000 and was a co-founder and Executive Director of Eldorado Gold Corporation from 1991 to 1998. He was also the founder and president of a Canadian mineral exploration services firm from 1983 to 1991. Mr. Romero is the chair of Polaris' Governance, Compensation & Nominating Committee.

Lenard F. Boggio

Position: Director

Mr. Boggio is a finance professional and was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he led the BC Mining Group, prior to retirement. He has extensive experience in financial reporting and auditing, public finance offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a board member of a number of Canadian resource companies and his professional activities include appointments as a Commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission of BC and as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Boggio is the chair of Polaris' Audit Committee.

Kenneth M. Palko

Position: President and CEO

Mr. Palko joined Polaris Materials Corporation in February 2008 as Vice President, Technical Services. He was appointed as Vice President, Operations in 2011 as well as President and CEO for Orca Sand and Gravel. Mr. Palko became President and CEO of the company in October 2015. Prior to joining Polaris he had over ten years of experience in the Ontario aggregate industry in various operational, marketing and project management roles with Holcim and Lafarge. Mr. Palko has a B.Sc. (Honours) in Civil Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer (Civil) in good standing in the Province of British Columbia.

Darren McDonald, CPA, CMA

Position: Vice President Finance, CFO and Company Secretary

Mr. McDonald was appointed Corporate Controller for the Company in January 2009 and was appointed Vice President, Finance in June 2011. Mr. McDonald is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He began his accounting career in public practice, including 3 years with Grant Thornton LLP, and has held a number of accounting and finance positions, including corporate controller positions at producing diamond mining and open pit copper mining companies, prior to joining Polaris. Mr. McDonald was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2013 and assumed the duties of Company Secretary in October, 2015.

Scott W. Dryden

Position: Vice President, Operations

Mr. Dryden joined Polaris in August 2014 as Vice President of Business Development and was appointed Vice President, Operations in October, 2015. He has held various management positions in logistics, customer service and business development in the marine industry. Mr. Dryden 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.

Nicholas M. Van Dyk

Position: Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development

Mr. Van Dyk joined Polaris in February 2016 as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development. He has over 10 years' experience in capital markets and corporate finance, and has been closely associated with Polaris for many years. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Van Dyk founded Revelation Financial Inc., an independent financial and strategic advisory firm, and previously worked in the investment banking division of a Canadian chartered bank. Mr. Van Dyk holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Canadian Institute for Investor Relations. He previously earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a BSc (Computing and Computer Electronics) from Wilfrid Laurier University where he graduated with distinction.

Board Committees

Audit Committee Governance, Compensation
& Nominating Committee
Terrence A. Lyons yes
Eugene P. Martineau yes yes
Marco A. Romero yes
Lenard F. Boggio yes yes