Leadership Team

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Neil Spriggs
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Chief Executive Officer
Bio
Since joining Nanometrics in 1992, Neil has been instrumental in transforming Nanometrics from an instrumentation manufacturer to a seismology monitoring solutions and services provider. Neil has over 25 years of experience in seismology and has worked in the Middle East, UK and USA, for various geophysics organizations. Neil holds a B.Sc. in marine biology and oceanography from the Marine Science Labs, Menai Bridge, UK and a commercial pilot’s license and flight instructor rating.
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Tim Hayman
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Vice president research & development
Bio
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.
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Ian Talbot
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Chief financial officer and vice president corporate services
Bio
Ian is responsible for finance, risk, human resources, facilities, IT, supply chain and manufacturing operations. Ian has a chartered accounting designation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK and international experience in corporate banking, trade finance, treasury, performance management, manufacturing and distribution and not-for-profit organizations. Ian has taught business 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.
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Bruce Townsend
Title
Chief Technology Officer
Bio
Joining Nanometrics in 2003 as Director of Hardware Engineering, Bruce has served as Vice President of Engineering and most recently Vice President, Products. 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, in 1982 after receiving his bachelor degree in electrical engineering (honours) from McGill University.
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David Shorey
Title
Vice President, Seismology
Bio
David Shorey has over 30 years experience, 25 of those at Baker Hughes, in the energy services industry with a career that includes senior management roles in operations and business development. He holds a bachelor's degree in Geology, an MBA and post-graduate qualifications in operations, project management, quality control and reliability design.
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Dario Baturan
Title
Vice President, Seismic Monitoring Services
Bio
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.