SOURCE: TerraSpark Geosciences

TerraSpark Geosciences

August 25, 2010 09:00 ET

TerraSpark Announces New Appointments to Management Team; Leadership to Execute on New Business Strategy

HOUSTON, TX and BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  TerraSpark Geosciences LLC® announced today the appointment of three new senior leaders to its management team. The team members -- Tom Robinson, Mark Whittier and Sherry Madison -- will lead TerraSpark's activities in Global Sales, Marketing and Finance, respectively.

Commenting on the appointments, Geoffrey Dorn, President and CEO of TerraSpark, said, "I am delighted to have Tom, Mark and Sherry join our management team to lead our initiatives in these key areas of our business. Their appointments exemplify our ongoing plan to build a talented team of professionals capable of executing on our new business strategy. By combining their skills with the strengths of our existing team members, we are ensuring TerraSpark's success in leading the oil and gas industry in breakthrough seismic interpretation solutions that continue to improve business results for our customers -- leading to improvements in interpretation efficiency and accuracy, exploration and development success, and understanding of the subsurface geology."

Tom Robinson, Vice President of Sales and Service, is responsible for orchestrating TerraSpark's worldwide sales efforts, with a focus on leveraging the company's Insight Earth® products for structural and stratigraphic interpretation, velocity model building, and optimized directional well path planning. He is focused on delivering an integrated product and service offering directly aligned with the needs and expectations of TerraSpark's diverse global customer base. Tom has over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, and service in the energy industry. Prior to joining TerraSpark, Tom was President of Petrosys USA, Inc., a geoscience software company, for 10 years. He established US and Canadian operations for the Australian company. He served as President of Oilfield Systems for three years, establishing US operations for the parent UK company. Early in his career, Tom spent 17 years with Schlumberger rising from field engineer to director of western service operations. Tom has extensive experience in US and international business management, sales and marketing.

Mark Whittier, Vice President of Marketing, is responsible for spearheading TerraSpark's corporate branding, marketing communications and strategic partnership programs. Additionally, Mark will focus on coordinating the strategic marketing of the company's rapidly growing portfolio of integrated solutions, including Insight Earth -- TerraSpark's flagship seismic interpretation solution. With three decades of experience, Mark comes to TerraSpark as a marketing executive with a proven track record of leadership in corporate, product and strategic marketing. Prior to joining TerraSpark, he served as a telecommunications marketing executive for both Vocal Data, Inc. and Tekelec. His marketing career began with over 20 years at Nortel Networks, rising from supervisor and project manager to Sr. Manager of Product Marketing and Market Development, and finally Director of Market Development and Marketing Strategy.

Sherry Madison, Vice President of Finance and Administration, is responsible for both Finance and Human Resources. Sherry comes to TerraSpark with over 25 years experience as a finance executive in accounting and finance for both Fortune 500 companies as well as technology startups. Her career has ranged from manufacturing finance to the software services industry. Most recently, she has been instrumental in managing the financial needs of technology startup companies. While her formal credentials are in finance and accounting, Sherry has also held operational positions including management of human resources, facilities management, office administration and information technology. 

In addition to these management team appointments, TerraSpark has more than doubled its scientific and technical staff since Lime Rock Partners invested in the company earlier this year. The technical staff has been expanded in critical technical areas charged with the rapid development and commercialization of TerraSpark's flagship seismic interpretation solution, Insight Earth.

About TerraSpark Geosciences
TerraSpark Geosciences (, headquartered near Boulder in Westminster, Colorado, leverages its unique blend of upstream industry experience, geoscience expertise and computer science skills to deliver groundbreaking software solutions. The company creates software tools for seismic data interpretation, seismic data processing, directional well-path planning and 3-D visualization. Its leadership in industry consortia and interpretation technology and history of successful patents distinguish them in this highly technical field.

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