Each of AGS executives have decades long, proven industry experience and are professionally qualified with Masters in Business degrees, undergraduate degrees in the geosciences, electrical, mechanical and marine engineering.
Every staff member has developed their individual skills and in-depth knowledge through years spent working on seismic crews around the world. They have all experienced and understand what it means to work in remote, harsh and challenging environments. They have first hand knowledge about know how to be adaptable and creative in the face of adversity.
President and CEO
Co-founder of Axxis Geo Solutions. Highly qualified international executive with over 30 years of demonstrated leadership as an oilfield services executive. Reported to CEO managing a $400M+ global oilfield services division.
Operated as an officer in private equity mode with successful exit in 2006, subsequently operated as an officer of a US public company for six years until its privatization. Lee successfully expanded global markets, introduced new technology and achieved year-on-year international growth of > 30% from 2006 -> 2009.
Svein Knudsen is a Norwegian citizen with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA. Mr. Knudsen’s previous roles include 11 years in the position of CFO with EMGS and senior roles in the finance and treasury functions at PGS, and prior to this; two years within the investment bank division of Nordea Bank in Norway. Most recently Mr. Knudsen has acted as a non-executive director, MultiClient Geophysical ASA, a listed Norwegian seismic company, and executive advisor to other listed companies in the seismic sector.
Co-founder of Axxis Geo Solutions and EVP Operations. Rick holds an MBA and 35 years of broad ranging global experience in the geophysical services industry in roles from Project Manager to Senior Vice President at a US public company.
Global Operations Manager
34 years experience in the oil exploration industry worldwide across a varied range of exploration methods, in an equally diverse number of countries. With a mechanical engineering background, Nev’s extensive field experience across these environments and cultures, and ability to adapt, makes him a leader in his field.