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dGB Earth Sciences appoints Gary Smith as Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Thursday, March 20, 2014

dGB Earth Sciences, has appointed Gary Smith as its Vice President for Sales & Marketing. Gary's remit will be to spearhead dGB's business development opportunities worldwide and support the company's global expansion activities.

'Bringing someone of Gary's experience and reputation to dGB is a strong sign of our commitment to pushing our products and services worldwide and helping operators extract maximum value from their seismic data,' said dGB Earth Services CEO, Kristofer Tingdahl. 'We have highly innovative products, a fast growing customer base, and an R&D team that continue to push the boundaries and it's time to let the world know about it!'

His words were backed up by Gary Smith, who said: 'The last few years have seen dGB develop an outstanding and well-earned reputation for solving complex seismic interpretation challenges and delivering smart, innovative software solutions. With these key building blocks in place, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to take dGB to the next level. Exciting times lie ahead.'

Gary originally qualified as an engineer prior to a 25-year career working in sales & marketing where he held senior management positions for a variety of companies. Positions included VP of Commercial Services at Eurama, a consultancy providing extended sales force capabilities to high-tech companies; Director of Strategic Business at Objectivity, a leader in data management technology; and Director of Strategic Accounts and Managing Director, Northern Europe for QNX Software Systems, providers of real-time operating system software.

dGB has experienced significant growth over the last few years and today provides a host of premium commercial plugins which offer market leading solutions to specialist areas, such as sequence stratigraphy, fluid migration and rock property predictions.

Since September 1, 2009, there have been over 140,000 downloads of its free OpendTect software direct from the dGB web site and the development of a flourishing user community that covers the entire spectrum of geoscientists from academia and research organisations through to private consultants, multinational service firms and E&P companies.

In the academic world, OpendTect has become one of the most commonly used platforms for seismic interpretation research and teaching. Today, there are 3,020 OpendTect academic licences used at 340 universities worldwide.



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