MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Polaris Transportation Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Saunders as Vice President Finance for the Canadian and U.S. operations, commencing January 26, 2015. In this role, Mr. Saunders will lead the firm's acquisition and strategic initiatives, while providing oversight to the finance division. Mr. Saunders will be working out of the head office location in Mississauga, Ontario.
Mr. Saunders states "Transportation and logistics has always been a part of my DNA. My first job after university was as a Supply Chain Analyst at Canadian Tire, which is where I met my wife. More recently, my experience at HSBC Bank was finding ways to support businesses grow their businesses globally. One of my best experiences was joining a supply chain and logistics trade delegation on a four city tour in Asia, organized by Bob Armstrong. At RBC, my mandate was working with high growth health care companies who were very active with a variety of acquisition strategies ranging from new start ups to Private Equity backed consolidators. While perhaps an unconventional background by industry standards, it fits the growth ambitions of Polaris and I am delighted to be joining such a strong team of dedicated professionals." Jon holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Mr. Saunders will play a key role in expanding Polaris' North American footprint. Mr. Saunders expresses "Polaris is a company that has consistently grown during its 20 year history by listening to its customers and finding ways to better service them. The idea is to carry forward that winning organic approach by adding complementary businesses and like-minded people to the Polaris team to better serve more customers".
His senior positions at HSBC and RBC will bring a fresh set of eyes and strategic thinking to the Polaris organization. Larry Cox, President of Polaris Transportation explains, "I've known Jon for a long time and have come to appreciate and respect his considerable expertise in the areas of finance and strategic thinking. Having him join our company now is perfect timing as we proceed with our plans for continued and controlled growth."
Please join us in welcoming Jon Saunders to the Polaris team at [email protected]
Founded in 1994, Polaris is best known for its scheduled LTL service between Canada and the USA, specializing in the shipment of dry goods. Making life easier for the shipping community is a core company value. Polaris offers a full suite of services while providing customers with real-time shipment updates and EDI interface.
SOURCE Polaris Transportation Group