People: Ion Geophysical Corp (IO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Lapeyre

60 2012 Chairman of the Board

R. Brian Hanson

48 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregory Heinlein

49 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Christopher Usher

52 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - ION GeoScience

Ken Williamson

48 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - GeoVentures

David Roland

51 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Steve Bate

2013 Senior Vice President - Systems Division

David Moffat

56 2007 Senior Vice President - Marine Imaging Systems Division

Michael Morrison

42 2013 Vice President - Corporate Finance and Financial Systems

Scott Schwausch

38 2013 Vice President, Corporate Controller

David Barr

64 2010 Independent Director

Huimin Hao

49 2011 Independent Director

Michael Jennings

48 2010 Independent Director

Franklin Myers

60 2001 Independent Director

S. James Nelson

71 2004 Independent Director

John Seitz

61 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Lapeyre

Mr. James M. Lapeyre, Jr., has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Ion Geophysical Corp. He served as Chairman of our Board of Directors from 1999 until January 1, 2012, and again from January 1, 2013 until present. During 2012, Mr. Robert P. Peebler held the role of Executive Chairman and Mr. Lapeyre served as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Lapeyre has been President of Laitram L.L.C., a privately-owned, New Orleans-based manufacturer of food processing equipment and modular conveyor belts, and its predecessors since 1989. Mr. Lapeyre joined our Board of Directors when we bought the DigiCOURSE marine positioning products business from Laitram in 1998. Mr. Lapeyre is Chairman of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of our Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Art degree in history from the University of Texas and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from Tulane University.

R. Brian Hanson

Mr. R. Brian Hanson has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ion Geophysical Corp., January 1, 2012. He joined ION in May 2006 as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed our President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2011. Prior to joining ION, Mr. Hanson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Imaging, Inc., a NYSE-listed provider of diagnostic imaging services to hospitals and other healthcare providers, from July 2004 until November 2005. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hanson held a variety of positions at Fisher Scientific International, Inc., a NYSE-listed manufacturer and supplier of scientific and healthcare products and services, including Vice President Finance of the Healthcare group from 1998 to 2002 and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2003. From 1986 until 1998, Mr. Hanson served in various positions with Culligan Water Conditioning, an international manufacturer of water treatment products and producer and retailer of bottled water products, most recently as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hanson received a Bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University in Montreal.

Gregory Heinlein

Mr. Gregory J. Heinlein has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Ion Geophysical Corp effective November 28, 2011. Prior to joining ION, Mr. Heinlein served as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Genprex, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Genprex in 2011, Mr. Heinlein worked as an independent financial consultant and held a variety of senior management positions at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a NYSE-listed designer and manufacturer of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, including Vice President and Treasurer from 2005 to 2008 and Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, from 2008 to 2010. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Heinlein served as Vice President and Treasurer of Fisher Scientific International Inc., a NYSE-listed manufacturer and supplier of scientific and healthcare products and services. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Vice President, Treasurer at Great Lakes Chemical Company, a NYSE-listed chemical research, production, sales and distribution company. Mr. Heinlein began his career in 1987 at The Dow Chemical Company, where he worked for more than 12 years in progressively challenging financial management positions, in both the treasury and control functions. Mr. Heinlein received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.

Christopher Usher

Mr. Christopher T. Usher serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - ION GeoScience of Ion Geophysical Corp. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Usher served as the Senior Vice President, Data Processing, Analysis and Interpretation and Chief Technology Officer of Global Geophysical Services, Inc., a NYSE-listed seismic products and services company, since January 2010. Prior to joining Global, Mr. Usher served from October 2005 to January 2010 as Senior Director at Landmark Software and Services, a division of Halliburton Company, an oilfield services company. From 2004 to 2005, he was Senior Corporate Vice President, Integrated Services, at Paradigm Geotechnology, an exploration and production software company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Usher served as President of the global data processing division of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), a marine geophysical contracting company. He began his career at Western Geophysical. Mr. Usher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics from Yale University.

Ken Williamson

Mr. Ken Williamson has been appointed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - GeoVentures of Ion Geophysical Corp. Mr. Williamson joined ION as Vice President of our GeoVentures business unit in September 2006, became a Senior Vice President in January 2007, and became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, GeoVentures Division, in November 2012. Between 1987 and 2006, Mr. Williamson was employed by Western Geophysical, which in 2000 became part of WesternGeco, a seismic solutions and technology subsidiary of Schlumberger, Ltd., a global oilfield and information services company. While at WesternGeco, Mr Williamson served as Vice President, Marketing from 2001 to 2003, Vice President, Russia and Caspian Region, from 2003 to 2005 and Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Commercialization of WesternGeco's electromagnetic services and technology division from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics from Cardiff University in Wales.

David Roland

Mr. David L. Roland serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Ion Geophysical Corp., January 2007. Prior to joining ION, Mr. Roland held several positions within the legal department of Enron Corp., a multi-national energy trading and infrastructure development business, most recently as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Enron in 1998, Mr. Roland was an attorney with Caltex Corporation, an international oil and gas marketing and refining company. Mr. Roland was an attorney with the law firm of Gardere & Wynne (now Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP) from 1988 until 1994, when he joined Caltex. Mr. Roland holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate degree with Distinction from St. Mary's University.

Steve Bate

Mr. Steve Bate is Senior Vice President - Systems Division of Ion Geophysical Corp. Mr. Bate rejoined ION in May 2013 to head up a new Systems division that includes Marine Imaging Systems and Sensor business units. Prior to his initial tenure at ION, Mr. Bate was President of a residential construction company and, previously, founded his own consulting business to help lead organizations through change. Steve originally joined ION in 2005 as CFO for GX Technology business unit. In 2007, he became Senior Vice President of Sensor business, and in 2009, his role broadened to include leadership of Land Imaging Systems Division. Following the formation in March 2010 of INOVA Geophysical, joint venture with BGP, Steve was appointed INOVA’s first President and CEO and served in that role until October 2012.

David Moffat

Mr. David Moffat is Senior Vice President - Marine Imaging Systems Division of Ion Geophysical Corp since June 2007. In 1989, he joined Concept Systems, Ltd., a Scotland-based supplier of advanced real-time navigation and data integration software and services to the E&P industry, and served in various engineering and managerial roles, including after ION's acquisition of Concept in 2004. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Moffat was the Vice President and Managing Director of Concept. Prior to joining Concept in 1989, Mr. Moffat was employed in various engineering design and development positions within the electronics defense and data security industry in the United Kingdom. Between 1973 and 1981, he served as an officer in the British Merchant Navy. Mr. Moffat holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in electronic and communication engineering from Edinburgh Napier University.

Michael Morrison

Mr. Michael L. Morrison has been appointed as Vice President - Corporate Finance and Financial Systems of Ion Geophysical Corp., effective May 13, 2013. He served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Morrison joined ION in June 2002 as Assistant Controller, became Controller and Director of Accounting in November 2002 and Vice President and Corporate Controller in January 2007. Prior to joining ION, Mr. Morrison held several positions at Enron Corp., most recently as Director of Transaction Support. Mr. Morrison had held a variety of positions at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, a public accounting firm, from January 1994 until he joined Enron in June 2000. Mr. Morrison holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Scott Schwausch

Mr. Scott Schwausch has been appointed as Vice President, Corporate Controller of ION Geophysical Corp, effective May 13, 2013. Mr. Schwausch joined the Company in 2006 as Assistant Controller and held that position until June 2010 when he became Director of Financial Reporting. In May 2012, he became Controller, Solutions Business Unit, and in May 2013 became Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Schwausch held a variety of positions at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, a public accounting firm, from 2000 until he joined ION. Mr. Schwausch is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

David Barr

Mr. David H. Barr is Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp since December 2, 2010. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Logan International Inc., a Calgary-based Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)-listed manufacturer and provider of oilfield tools and services. In 2009, Mr. Barr retired from Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services and equipment provider, after serving for 36 years in various manufacturing, marketing, engineering and product management functions. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Barr was Group President — Eastern Hemisphere, responsible for all Baker Hughes products and services for Europe, Russia/Caspian, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Group President — Completion & Production, and from 2005 to 2007, as Group President — Drilling and Evaluation. Mr. Barr served as President of Baker Atlas, a division of Baker Hughes Inc., from 2000 to 2005, and served as Vice President, Supply Chain Management for the Cameron division of Cameron International Corporation from 1999 to 2000. Prior to 1999, he held positions of increasing responsibility within Baker Hughes Inc. and its affiliates, including Vice President — Business Process Development and various leadership positions with Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Christensen. Mr. Barr initially joined Hughes Tool Company in 1972 after graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Barr also currently serves on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Logan International Inc., on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Probe Holdings, Inc. (a designer and manufacturer of oilfield technology and tools) and on the Board of Directors and Compensation and Human Resources and Safety and Social Responsibility Committees of Enerplus Corporation (a NYSE- and TSX-listed independent oil and gas exploration and production company).

Huimin Hao

Mr. Huimin Hao is Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp since January 1, 2011. Mr. Hao been employed by China National Petroleum Corporation ("CNPC"), China's largest oil company, and its affiliates in various positions of increasing responsibility since 1984. Since 2006, Mr. Hao has been Chief Geophysicist of BGP Inc., China National Petroleum Corporation ("BGP"). BGP is a subsidiary of CNPC and is the world's largest land seismic contractor. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hao was Vice President of BGP, and from 2002 to 2004, he managed the marine department at BGP. Between 1984 and 2002, Mr. Hao served in various management positions at Dagang Geophysical Company, a seismic contractor company owned by CNPC. Mr. Hao is a member of the Finance Committee of our Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysical exploration from China Petroleum University and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Houston and Nankai University in China.

Michael Jennings

Mr. Michael C. Jennings is Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp, since December 2, 2010. He is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HollyFrontier Corporation, a NYSE-listed independent oil refining and marketing company. Prior to joining HollyFrontier, Mr. Jennings was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Frontier Oil Corporation, an independent oil refining and marketing company. Mr. Jennings joined HollyFrontier in July 2011 when Frontier Oil merged with Holly Corporation to form HollyFrontier. Prior to his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier in January 2009, Mr. Jennings served as Frontier's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2000 until joining Frontier in 2005, Mr. Jennings was employed by Cameron International Corporation as Vice President and Treasurer. From 1998 until 2000, he was Vice President Finance & Corporate Development of Unimin Corporation, a producer of industrial minerals. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Jennings was employed by Cameron International Corporation as Director, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. Mr. Jennings also serves on the Board of Directors of Holly Energy Partners, a NYSE-listed master limited partnership partially owned by HollyFrontier Corporation. Mr. Jennings is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees of our Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and government from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.

Franklin Myers

Mr. Franklin Myers has served as Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp., since 2001. He has served as an advisory director of Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity firm for the global energy industry, since February 2013. From 2009 to 2012, he was an Operating Advisor with Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout transactions. Prior to joining Paine & Partners, Mr. Myers was employed by Cameron International Corporation, an international manufacturer of oil and gas flow control equipment, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (from 1995 to 1999), President of the Cooper Energy Services Division (from 1998 until 2001), Senior Vice President (from 2001 to 2003), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (from 2003 to 2008) and Senior Advisor (from 2008 to 2009). Prior to joining Cameron, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services and equipment provider, and an attorney and partner with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Myers also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (a NYSE-listed provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning services), HollyFrontier Corporation (a NYSE-listed independent oil refining and marketing company) and Forum Energy Technology, Inc. (a NYSE-listed oilfield equipment manufacturing company). Mr. Myers is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, co-Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee of our Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University and a Juris Doctorate degree with Honors from the University of Mississippi.

S. James Nelson

Mr. S. James Nelson, Jr., has served as Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp since 2004. In 2004, Mr. Nelson retired from Cal Dive International, Inc. (now named Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.), a marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities, where he was a founding shareholder, Chief Financial Officer (prior to 2000), Vice Chairman (from 2000 to 2004) and a Director (from 1990 to 2004). From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Nelson was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Diversified Energies, Inc., a NYSE-traded company with $1 billion in annual revenues and the former parent company of Cal Dive. From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Nelson served as Chief Financial Officer of Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company. From 1966 to 1980, Mr. Nelson was employed with Arthur Andersen & Co. where, from 1976 to 1980, he was a partner serving on the firm’s worldwide oil and gas industry team. Mr. Nelson also currently serves on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Oil States International, Inc. (a NYSE-listed diversified oilfield services company), W&T Offshore, Inc. (a NYSE-listed oil and natural gas exploration and production company) and the general partner of Genesis Energy LP (a NYSE-listed operator of oil and natural gas pipelines and provider of services to refineries and industrial gas users). From 2005 until the company’s sale in 2008, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Compensation Committees of Quintana Maritime, Ltd., a provider of dry bulk cargo shipping services based in Athens, Greece. Mr. Nelson, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, is Chairman of the Audit Committee and co-Chairman of the Finance Committee of Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Holy Cross College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

John Seitz

Mr. John N. Seitz serves as Independent Director of Ion Geophysical Corp since 2003. Mr. Seitz is a founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Endeavour International Corporation, an exploration and development company with activities in the North Sea and selected North American basins. From 2003 until 2006, Mr. Seitz served as co-CEO of Endeavour. From 1977 to 2003, Mr. Seitz held positions of increasing responsibility at Anadarko Petroleum Company, serving most recently as a Director and as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Seitz is a Trustee of the American Geological Institute Foundation and serves on the Board of Managers of Constellation Energy Partners LLC, a company focused on the acquisition, development and exploitation of oil and natural gas properties and related midstream assets. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gulf United Energy, Inc., an OTC-listed independent energy company with interests in oil and natural gas properties in Peru and Colombia. Mr. Seitz is a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees of our Board of Directors. Mr. Seitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science degree in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Professional Geoscientist in Texas. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.
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