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Our People

Kevin Plintz

Kevin Plintz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin founded TERRASEIS in 1999 following his role as a Division Manager with Grant Geophysical International Inc. He also held senior positions with Schlumberger / Geco-Prakla and Hailliburton Geophysical Services. His operational experience includes Egypt, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Kurdistan, and Iraq. Kevin holds a BSc in Geophysics/Geology from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

James Jost

James Jost

Chief Projects Officer

Jim (James) has been working with Terraseis since its inception back in 1999. His vast experience in Project management and field operations in the Seismic Surveying industry spans for more than 4 decades. As Chief Projects Officer, Jim is the accountable officer overseeing all field operations for Terraseis.

Akbar Adeli

Akbar Adeli

Chief Geophysical Officer

Akbar joined Terraseis in 2014, as a Senior Seismologist. Since 2021, he has been the leader managing international teams of Field Geophysicists, Seismic Data Processors and QC Analysists in his role of Chief Geophysical Officer. Akbar has a BSc in mining Engineering and brings with him 2 decades of Field and Management experience.
Colin Darmanin

Colin Darmanin

Chief Process and Systems Officer

Colin comes to Terraseis in 2021 with 2 decades of international business management experience with focus on Middle East operations, organizational leadership and change management. As Chief Process and Systems Officer, Colin is the accountable officer for all support departments in Terraseis.