SVP Western Hemisphere (b. 1952)
Richard has 40 years of experience in the marine seismic industry, starting his career as a field geophysicist in 1976 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology & Oceanography and completing three years of research in Marine Geophysics at Swansea University in Wales. In 1979 he became co-owner and Technical Director of a high resolution marine seismic company. In 1991 Richard joined Digicon in Houston as the manager of the marine acquisition technology group and subsequently transferred to Singapore in 1996, where he was responsible for the marine business unit for the Asia Pacific Region. He held senior management positions in the marine geoscience organizations of Veritas, CGG and CGGVeritas, in Singapore, London, Houston and Paris, before joining Polarcus in Houston in 2008, to manage the North & South American business unit.