Fugro Names Business Development Team for Western Hemisphere Efforts

Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services, the business development arm of Fugro Airborne Surveys and Fugro Ground Geophysics, has named its business development team to lead its Western Hemisphere efforts.

The team includes Dave Schwartz and Brenda Robinson in the United States; Jeff Rowe, Doug McConnell and Ian Davies in Canada; Ricardo Fernandez in Mexico; and Antonio Sousa Neves in Brazil.

SCHWARTZ, vice president of marketing for Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services, received a bachelor's degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and has worked in geophysics for more than 35 years.

ROBINSON, a marketing representative, received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Houston. She joined Fugro in 2007. Prior to joining the company, she worked in the petroleum and petrochemical industry for 15 years.

ROWE, vice president and senior geophysicist, leads Fugro's Canadian operations and has 35 years of experience in the industry. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Temple University in Philadelphia and is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (Geophysics). He is an active member of SEG and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), as well as a former member of many other industry associations.

McCONNELL, general manager and senior geophysicist in Canada, received a master's degree in business administration from York University in Ontario and a bachelor's degree in engineering and geophysics from Queen's University, also in Ontario. He has 22 years' experience in the geophysics field and has worked in seven countries.

DAVIES, business development manager in Canada, has been with Fugro for 19 years. He received a master's degree in marine geotechnics from the Marine School of Ocean Sciences in North Wales and a bachelor's degree in geology from Exeter University. Davies has held a wide variety of marketing and business development roles with Fugro around the world.

FERNANDEZ, a senior geophysicist and business development manager in Latin America, received a Ph.D. in engineering geophysics, a master's degree in exploration geophysics and engineering geophysics and a bachelor's degree in physics. He has 27 years' experience in the geophysics industry and has worked across Latin America.

NEVES, a senior geoscience consultant based in Brazil, earned a Ph.D. and a bachelor's degree in geophysics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His experience includes digital mapping and prospecting, technological development and airborne survey. He has 43 years' experience in the industry and has worked in South America, Europe and Africa. He is involved in SEG, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Sociedade Brasileira de Cartografia and is a founding member of Sociedade Brasileira de Geofisica.