LEADERSHIP TEAM


Ian Talbot CEOIan Talbot

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A senior leader at Nanometrics since 2006, Ian has been instrumental in building the strategy and infrastructure for the company’s continued growth and success. In his previous role as CFO and VP of Operations, Ian oversaw all financial and corporate functions, encompassing everything from manufacturing to marketing. Prior to joining Nanometrics, Ian gained broad international experience in a number of business sectors including medical, banking and education. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants in the UK and holds an honors degree in accounting from the University of South Africa and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of Natal, South Africa.

 


 

Bruce Townsend CTOBruce Townsend

GENERAL MANAGER SEISMOLOGY AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Joining Nanometrics in 2003, Bruce has served in a number of senior leadership roles in product development, technology and business, most recently as CTO and Vice President of the Seismology division. Prior to his time with Nanometrics, Bruce held positions of increasing responsibility at Nortel Networks, including Director of Research and Development in Nortel's Advanced Technology Investments group. Bruce began his engineering career with Bell-Northern Research, Nortel's R&D subsidiary, after receiving his bachelor degree in electrical engineering (honours) from McGill University. 

 

 


 

Dario BaturanDario Baturan

GENERAL MANAGER SEISMIC MONITORING SERVICES AND VICE PRESIDENT

Dario Baturan has led mission-critical seismic monitoring projects worldwide and has worked closely with academic researchers, governments, the United Nations and oil and gas operators. In addition to leading technical and business operations, he has a wealth of expertise ranging from seismic network design, deployment, operations and data outcomes. Dario has a B.Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton University.

 

 

 

 


Tim HaymanTim Hayman

VICE PRESIDENT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Tim is responsible for the development of our instrumentation, network and software product lines. Tim started at Nanometrics in 1986. When he graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of applied science (computer engineering) in 1990, he joined Nanometrics full time as a software engineer. From 1995 to 2003, Tim worked at AOL in California as a software engineer and later as a systems architect. Tim rejoined us in 2003, and has been Vice President of Research & Development since 2014.

 

 


In Memory 

Neil SpriggsNeil Spriggs

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (2015 - 2021)

Joining Nanometrics in 1992, Neil progressed to Co-CEO in 2010 and finally to CEO in 2015. Neil was instrumental in transforming the company from a small instrumentation manufacturer into an industry leading seismology solution provider. Leading the company until his death in a tragic accident in February 2021, Neil leaves a lasting legacy of expanding the boundaries of seismic research by providing our clients with innovative and intuitive instrumentation and services. Neil had over 25 years of experience in the seismology industry and was highly respected amongst his colleagues, peers and customers.