Leadership

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  • Alan Moore

    Operations Manager / Superintendent, North Island

    Al joined Western’s North Vancouver Island operations as Superintendent in 2010.  Al’s waterfront experience spans roles ranging from marketing to marine operations.  He is also a member of the BC Maritime Employers Association Committees dealing with Vancouver Island issues and is a past Director of the Vancouver Transportation Club.

  • Bruce Webster

    General Manager, Ship Operations

    Bruce joined Western’s ship operation’s team in 2010 as Superintendent and was promoted to his current position in 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he was Operation’s Manager for Seaboard International Shipping Company for 20 years. Bruce is a Master Mariner who served 20 years as a seafarer including Master of world-wide trading vessels and offshore anchor handling vessels.

  • Randy Beatch

    Operations Manager, Ship Operations

    Randy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Western’s ship stevedoring division.  His 43 years of waterfront experience includes time served as a foreman, superintendent, supercargo and port captain.  Randy is active in a variety of company and industry committees primarily involving health & safety initiatives.

  • Dave Dunbar

    Group Controller and CFO

    Dave joined Western in 1997 as Accounting Manager and was promoted to his current role in 2011.  Prior to joining Western he held a variety of senior finance positions in the resource sector and currently a Director and Treasurer on the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.  He also supports the Company through participation on various industry committees. Dave is a CPA - CGA (1985).  

  • Dave Lucas

    Vice President Operations

    Since joining Western in 1985, Dave has progressed through a number of key positions in Western’s Lynnterm operations and was promoted to VP Operations in 2013.  Dave is actively involved in representing Western and the terminal operators on the North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee and on a number of industry committees within the BC Maritime Employers Association. Throughout his career he has completed executive management and industry related programs including the Transportation Management Diploma Program with the BC Institute of Technology which was foundational to his waterfront career.

  • Miles Hollingbury

    Director Marketing and Business Development

    Miles joined Western in 2012 as a Superintendent following an extensive marine career as master mariner, supercargo, port captain, stevedore superintendent, general manager marine facilities and business owner.  He was promoted to his current role in 2014 where he utilizes his extensive marine knowledge to further promote and develop company operations.

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  • Scott Brown

    Maintenance Manager

    Scott joined Western in 1982 and was promoted to his current role in 2011.  During his tenure, Scott has played a key role in the oversight, maintenance & replacement of terminal facilities & equipment.  He participates on the Health & Safety Management Team and works with external stakeholders on environmental initiatives.

  • Roger Dias

    Manager, Information Technology

    Roger was promoted to his current position in 2007 and currently oversees the technology infrastructure, software development and support services for the company. Since joining the Company in 1987, Roger has held a variety of roles including Senior Systems Analyst and software development team lead.  Roger holds a Diploma of Technology in Computer Systems from the BC Institute of Technology and obtained his Red Hat Certified Engineer accreditation in 2002.

  • Jeanette O’Brien

    Director, Human Resources, Administration & Community Relations
    Jeanette was promoted to her current position in 2014 following a career with the Company that began in 1982.  She has participated on industry and municipal committees in support of both business and community interests, she is a past Director of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Management Degree from the BC Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.  
  • Brad Eshleman

    President

    Brad was promoted to President in 2011 after serving as Vice President, Finance & Administration since 1992.  Brad is a CA with a Commerce degree from the University of BC and an alumni of KPMG. He is active in various industry and government associations including serving as a Director and on the Executive Committee of the BC Maritime Employers Association, Chair of the BC Marine Terminal Operators Association, Vice Chair of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, Director of the Western Transportation Advisory Council and Chair of the BC Ports Competitiveness Committee.

  • Tim Meyer

    Assistant Manager, Terminal Operations

    Tim assumed his current position in 2013 after holding numerous operations positions in both the ship and dock operations divisions since joining the company in 1988. Tim has completed a variety of industry operation and  management courses at BC Institute of Technology and the Sauder School of Business.  

  • John Briant

    General Manager, Victoria

    John joined Western as Superintendent on Vancouver Island in 2005 following an extensive marine operations career including Master Mariner experience operating a variety of ocean going vessels.  He assumed the role of General Manager of the Ogden Point facility in 2011and is responsible for the company’s cruise and stevedoring operations in Victoria.  

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  • Scott Marshall

    Manager, Woodpulp and Lumber

    Scott leads the customer service team in the wood pulp and lumber sectors.  He has enjoyed a successful history since joining the company in 1990 and was promoted to his current role in 2015. Scott is a graduate of the BC Institute of Technology’s Transportation and Logistics program as well as the Pacific Marine Institute Transportation Program.  

  • Ross Thompson

    Manager, Steel and General Cargo

    Ross joined the Company in 1987 and has held his current position since 2015.  During his time with the company, Ross has fulfilled a variety of logistics roles and has played an integral part in the development and management of Western’s steel business.  Ross has completed executive management and industry related development programs and attained an  Operations Management Diploma from the BC Institute of Technology.

  • John Crique

    Manager, Health & Safety, Quality & Environment

    John was promoted to his current role in 2014 after holding the position of Safety Specialist for the Company.  John’s holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix and a Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety from the University of New Brunswick.  His prior experience includes working in commercial and industrial construction, risk management and insurance.

  • Russ Peters

    Terminal Manager, Lynnterm

    Russ’ waterfront career spans more than 43 years and includes 40 years working with Seaboard International Shipping in a variety of roles including ship/dock superintendent and terminal manager. Russ joined the Western team  in 2013 as Terminal Manager, Lynnterm.

  • Marsha Bean

    Accounting Manager

    Marsha was promoted to Accounting Manager in 2011.  She has held a number of accounting roles since joining Western in 1981, primarily in support of Lynnterm operations. Marsha is a CPA,CGA (1984)