President and Roadmaster
Brian Mason is an entrepreneur and president of Burrard Inlet Rail Contracting Ltd., a Vancouver-based, full service railway contractor with over 50 employees serving western Canada.
Brian has considerable experience in the railway transportation and engineering sector. Prior to establishing his own company, he worked with Canadian Pacific Railway and Neptune Bulk Terminals, standing apart for his knowledge, work ethic and leadership skills. While at CP, he managed a crew of 55 by the age of 23, improved production records setting the standard in the industry, and was promoted to Roadmaster at the Vancouver Terminal, a position usually reserved for employees with 25 years or more experience. Looking to the future, Brian is committed to growing his company and nurturing long-term railway partnerships by consistently providing quality work and exceptional service.
Dana Carroll is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive with a proven track record in guiding start-up companies as well as operating complex and multi-branch businesses. His insight and experience contribute to Burrard Inlet Rail’s ongoing success.
Throughout his career, Dana has owned and operated a courier, freight and warehousing operation with over 150 employees, as well as a highly successful Thrifty Foods franchise in Delta with revenues in excess of $28 million. He also opened two retail wine stores in Vancouver, advised the BC Wine Industry on future locations and store design, invested in a large-scale commercial and residential real estate project on Vancouver Island, and developed several commercial properties in the Lower Mainland.
In recent years, Dana has worked as a financial consultant to entrepreneurs, chaired a TSX listed public company in telecommunications, and has taken on a number of contract positions operating companies with annual revenues from $1 million to $65 million. He has also served on numerous industry and community Boards, including the Vancouver Police Foundation, Delta Police Foundation, the BC Trucking Association and the Richmond and Delta Chambers of Commerce.
Manager, Business Development
As the Manager of Business Development at Burrard Inlet Rail Contracting Ltd., Kent Lockhart is responsible for driving the sales and marketing initiatives within the organization. Kent has over 15 years of sales experience and a solid track record of success in all sectors. With excellent communication skills, he takes a consultative approach to understanding the needs and issues customers face and presents tailored solutions designed to drive results and add value. This customized, value-focused mindset fosters long-term relationships with railway partners.
Prior to joining Burrard Inlet Rail, Kent held various roles that encompass product and employee training, account management and business development. The scope of his expertise spans diverse industries, from digital office solutions and armored car services to fleet management and work safety apparel.
Dave Hayer’s managerial expertise in financial and operational areas keeps Burrard Inlet Rail on track. His forte is being able to see both the big picture as well as all the detail needed to develop and manage effective administrative processes to support operational requirements.
Dave has successfully undertaken many roles throughout his career, from the transportation sector to the oil services industry, and has acquired considerable experience in the operational side of a business, in finance and administration, and in the processes related to both. He also spent many years working for the BC Government, ultimately as the Service Integration Manager overseeing all corporate services departments within the Ministry of Forests.