The board of VES Survey International is made up of its primary shareholders, managers, and independent directors, who bring decades of experience running small, medium, and global oilfield service companies and expertise in systems, service delivery, marketing, technology development, and finance to the strategic leadership of the Company.
Gary Vaughn, Co-Founder of VES Survey International, is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Vaughn co-founded Vaughn Energy Services, the predecessor company to VES, in 1999, and oversees all U.S. operations, including service delivery, business development and training and recruitment. He has over 40 years of experience in the survey market, starting with Eastman Whipstock as a surveyor running gyro and magnetic survey instruments and then later as a district manager. Mr. Vaughn has founded and led a number of companies in the directional drilling and surveying market, including Multishot Inc. and Vaughn Guidance.
Nick Wallis, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of VES, is based in Tewkesbury, U.K. Mr. Wallis co-founded Vaughn Energy Services, the predecessor company to VES, in 1999 and oversees tool manufacturing, repair and technology development. He started his career in the aerospace industry before joining SperrySun in 1986 to work on the design and development of a gyro survey system. After completing that project, he worked for the company in business development on a worldwide basis. Following that, Mr. Wallis served as Managing Director of Russell Sub-surface until its acquisition in 1999. Mr. Wallis is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Electronics and an MBA.