PAUL MITCHAM

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Paul has over 30 years of seismic experience, working in positions covering every aspect of the industry. As an entrepreneur he has co-founded Mitcham Industries, Seismic Equipment Solutions, and Greyco.

RICK LUKE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rick has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry with several senior management roles including Vice President of Europe/Africa Operations for Halliburton and CFO of WellDynamics, Seismic Equipment Solutions and MicroSeismic. has experience in oil and gas around the World. He worked overseas for a number of years, and has knowledge in seismic, upstream, downstream, and production.

OWEN BROWN

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Owen Brown graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2009 with a B.Sc. in Geography. It was here he took interest in emerging UAS technology, which aided in spawning the concept of Ventus Geospatial in 2011.

STEVE MYSHAK

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Stephen (Steve) has a background in oil and gas and agriculture, growing up in Northern Alberta. Steve’s technical background is in GIS, unmanned vehicles, sensors,  and remote sensing.

JORDAN WALKER

GIS MANAGER

Jordan thrives working in the cutting-edge, technological environment at Ventus Geospatial. His knowledge and expertise in GIS and remote sensing serve a wide variety of industries with the latest information products and spatial analyses. He is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geography from the University of Lethbridge, with a concentration in GIS and has a passion for technology, graphic design, sports and the outdoors.

HAL JANES

LEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Hal Janes bring a wealth of experience and leadership to the Ventus Team. His achievements and accomplishments are many, and listed below. Hal has more than 35 years of experience in geomatics, encompassing a wide range of cadastral, engineering, and geodetic survey applications.  He was a technical consultant and project manager on numerous public- and private-sector projects involving advanced geomatics technologies and survey systems. He was also the past President of the Association of Canada Land Surveyors (2005).

JEFF KLASSEN

SENIOR FIELD TECHNICIAN / SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

Jeff Klassen graduated from the Lethbridge College in 2015 with a Diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology and from the University of Lethbridge in 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geography with a concentration in GIS. Jeff began working for Ventus in 2014 as a summer student, and now leads their Safety and Compliance program. Aside from safety, Jeff also works as a UAV Remote Pilot, Surveyor and a GIS Technician.

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