Board of Directors & Management Team

 

Management Team

Geospace Technologies Board of Directors

(Left to Right) Thomas T. McEntire, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Robbin Adams, Executive Vice President and; Chief Project Engineer; Walter R. Wheeler, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Michael J. Sheen, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Left to right: Thomas Davis, Richard Miles, William Moody, Charles Still, Gary Owens, Rick wheeler, Michael Sheen, Tina Langtry, and E.R. (Bud) Giesinger

Left to Right: Thomas Davis, Richard Miles, William Moody, Charles Still, Gary Owens, Rick Wheeler, Michael Sheen, Tina Langtry, and E.R. (Bud) Giesinger

 

OFFICERS
Walter R. Wheeler
President & CEO
Robbin Adams
Executive Vice President & Chief Project Engineer
Thomas T. McEntire
Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer
Michael J. Sheen
Senior Vice President
Chief Technical Officer

 

DIRECTORS
Gary D. Owens
Chairman of the Board
Thomas L. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Geophysics
Colorado School of Mines
Edgar R. Giesinger
Retired Managing Partner
KPMG, LLP
Tina M. Langtry
Retired Senior Manager
ConocoPhillips
Richard F. Miles
Retired Industry Executive
William H. Moody
Retired Partner
KPMG
Michael J. Sheen
Senior Vice President
Chief Technical Officer
Charles H. Still
Partner
Kelly Hart & Hallman L.L.P.
Walter R. Wheeler
President & CEO
Geospace Technologies

 


Gary D. Owens
Chairman of the Board, joined the Company in 1997 and served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer until December 2013. He also became a director and Chairman of the Board in that year and continues in that capacity today. From October 1993 until May 1997, Mr. Owens was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Input/Output, Inc. (now known as ION Geophysical Corp.). Mr. Owens had held other positions at Input/Output, Inc. (now known as ION Geophysical Corp.) beginning in 1977.

Thomas L. Davis, Ph.D.
became a director in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in November 1997. Dr. Davis is a Professor of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has worked since 1980. He has also been a coordinator of the Reservoir Characterization Project, an industry consortium of the Colorado School of Mines, since it was founded in 1985, with the objective of characterizing reservoirs through development and application of 3-D and time lapse 3-D multi-component seismology. Dr. Davis consults and lectures worldwide and has written and co-edited numerous papers and other works in the field of seismic interpretation.

Edgar R. Giesinger
has been a director since November 18, 2015. Mr. Giesinger retired as a managing partner from KPMG LLP on September 30, 2015. He has 35 years of accounting and finance experience working mainly with publically traded corporations. Over the years, he has advised a number of clients in accounting and financial matters, capital raising, international expansions and in the dealings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While working with companies in a variety of industries, his primary focus has been energy and manufacturing clients. Mr. Giesinger is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas, a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts. He has lectured and led seminars on various topics dealing with financial risks, controls and financial reporting. The Board believes that Mr. Giesinger’s extensive financial and accounting experience, including that related to the energy and manufacturing industries, enables him to effectively serve as a director.

Tina M. Langtry
was the Manager, Discovered Resource Opportunity Evaluations and the General Manager, Global Exploration New Ventures/Business Development for ConocoPhillips from September 2002 until her retirement in January 2008. In such capacity, Ms. Langtry had exploration and appraisal responsibilities for ConocoPhillips’s global new ventures and business development organizations focused on growing ConocoPhillips’s global exploration and production business. Prior to September 2002, Ms. Langtry held various positions with Conoco, Inc., including President and Managing Director of Norske Conoco AS. Ms. Langtry is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. She has also served as the chairperson for American Petroleum Institute’s executive committee for exploration affairs. She served as a board member of the Norwegian America Chamber of Commerce, Houston Branch and was a member of several leadership teams in ConocoPhillips.

Richard F. Miles
age 64, is the former Chief Executive Officer and Director of Geokinetics Inc. He held that position from August 2007 until his retirement in November 2012. He also served as President from August 2007 until May 2012; Chief Operating Officer from March 2007 until August 2007 and President International – Operations upon joining Geokinetics in September 2006 with the acquisition of Grant Geophysical Inc. Mr. Miles served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grant Geophysical from January 2001 until September 2006. From 1990 to 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Syntron Inc., a unit of Tech-Sym Corporation. Prior to that he held various executive positions with Geosource Marine Inc. and Geophysical Services Inc. He has over 45 years of international experience in the seismic industry both operationally and in manufacturing. Mr. Miles has served on the board of directors of three other public companies as well as several non-profit boards including the International Association of Geophysical Contractors from 1992 – 2007, where he served as Chairman from 1997 –1998. Mr. Miles has an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

William H. Moody
has been a director since July 2004. Mr. Moody served with KPMG in many capacities including managing partner, audit partner-in-charge and Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner until his retirement in June 1996.

Michael J. Sheen
joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer in August 1997 and became a director in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in November 1997. Mr. Sheen had been a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Input/Output, Inc. (now known as ION Geophysical Corp.) beginning in 1991 and had held other positions at Input/Output, Inc. (now known as ION Geophysical Corp.) starting in 1977.

Charles H. Still became a director in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in November 1997. He was Secretary of the Company, serving in a non-executive capacity, from the Company’s formation in September 1994 until February 2009 and has been Secretary of various affiliates and predecessors of the Company since 1980. He was a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. from 1975 until 2008. As of January 1, 2008, Mr. Still retired as a partner of that firm and became Of Counsel. In 2008, Mr. Still left Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and became a partner in the law firm of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. He retired as a partner of that firm on December 31, 2010 and returned to Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as Of Counsel. Mr. Still also serves on the board of directors of Martin Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P., of which he is a member of the audit committee. The board believes that Mr. Still’s extensive legal and financial background and board and corporate governance experience enable him to effectively serve as a director.

Walter R. Wheeler has been a director since November 18, 2015. Mr. Wheeler became the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. He served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until December 31, 2013. He had been a design engineer with the Company since 1997. Prior to 1997, Mr. Wheeler worked for 13 years as a design engineer at Input/Output, Inc. (now known as ION Geophysical Corporation). Mr. Wheeler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. The Board believes that Mr. Wheeler’s depth of understanding of the Company’s operations and strategy, his strong leadership skills, his extensive employment experience with the Company, and his significant industry and management expertise enable him to effectively serve as a director.