Management Team

William “Bill” Mooney | President & CEO P. Geog

Bill has worked for more than 35 years in the seismic acquisition industry; including extensive experience in sales, project management and seismic operations. Bill began his employment in the industry at the age of 16 when he took a job on a seismic crew in the Canadian arctic. He went on to complete a degree in geology at the University of Calgary. In 1984, Bill joined Capilano Geophysical Ltd. as a geologist, eventually becoming Vice President, Marketing. This is where he began his professional relationship with Joe Little. In 1992, Bill left to run Surface Search Inc.; which he had founded in 1989. Surface Search Inc specialized in high resolution, ground-penetrating radar technology and successfully completed projects on four continents. In 1996, Bill together with Joe Little acquired Polaris Explorer Ltd.

Joseph “Joe”  Little | Exec VP & COO

Joe has more than 30 years’ experience in the seismic acquisition industry, including wide-ranging experience on both Canadian and international operations. In 1980, Joe joined Capilano Geophysical Ltd. and was later promoted to Canadian Operations Manager - increasing operations to a total of nine seismic field crews whilst working closely with Bill Mooney. In 1996, Joe resumed his professional relationship with Bill Mooney when they acquired Polaris Explorer Ltd. from Cabre Exploration Ltd. Joe is responsible for all aspects of the Polaris Group’s operations; including its HSE program.

Christopher "Chris" Moulson | CFO LLB (Hons) MBA

Chris is a former UK and Canadian corporate lawyer with 15+ years corporate finance professional – covering all aspects of private equity and public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and structured debt financings. He has worked with Bill and Joe since 2006 and most recently handled the management buyout of the Polaris Seismic Group's JV partner.  In addition to overseeing the finance function, he acts as internal legal counsel.

Brian Eagen | Global Operations Director

Brian has worked in the seismic industry for over 35 years and has worked with Polaris Seismic since 1997. He started in the industry in 1978 as a Seismic Observer. He then moved on to a Project Manager role - managing some of the largest 3D crews in Canada and the US; including heli-portable crews in the Canadian Rockies. Brian started running international crews for Polaris Seismic in 2007 and was Polaris Country Manager in Kurdistan Iraq and East Africa. Of late, Brian has taken on more of a global role ensuring Polaris Seismic's crews maintain safety, quality and production worldwide. Brian has gained extensive experience in importing equipment and logistic planning.

Betty Swann | Financial Controller

With over 20 years of accounting experience in the oil and gas industry, Betty brings a vast amount of knowledge to Polaris.  Betty is responsible for all financial aspects including: monthly financial statements for the Polaris Group as well year-end review engagement, cash flow management and IT strategy. Betty’s extensive experience with service and supply companies is a great asset to Polaris Seismic.

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