President and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Usher brings over twenty-five years of leadership in the geophysical industry and hands-on experience in the fields of seismic data processing and imaging, new product commercialization, and software development.
Mr. Usher is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mike Morrison has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and management. In his 17-year tenure with ION, Mike held a variety of senior positions in finance, treasury and accounting and supported a number of capital market transactions.
Mr. Morrison holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Matt Powers joined ION in 2013 as Senior Counsel and was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in 2016 and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2017. He has broad experience in energy, manufacturing and international transactions, as well as substantial experience in litigation and intellectual property matters.
Matt is a 2003 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Christine Conti Prize in Economics.
Executive Vice President, EPTS
Dale Lambert has over 30 years of multi-disciplinary engineering and management experience leading the development and commercialization of multi-million dollar offshore products and systems. He is a significant contributor to ION’s intellectual property portfolio, creating innovative solutions that meet the technical and business challenges of our clients.
Mr. Lambert is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Master’s in Engineering and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in both Electrical and Controls Engineering.
Executive Vice President, Operations Optimization
Sheila Rodermund brings more than 25 years of experience to ION working across multiple technology disciplines in the Oil and Gas and Mining sectors. She joined ION in 2019 as the Chief Digital Officer and in 2021 assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Operations Optimization leading the offshore energy and maritime optimization business.
Sheila earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool in England.
Executive Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Marketing
Ken Williamson brings to ION over 30 years of broad international experience in the seismic industry, including technology development, geophysics, sales and marketing. Mr. Williamson joined ION in 2006 to lead the development and expansion of our multi-client business, and ultimately oversaw ION’s E&P Technology and Services segment until his most recent assignment to direct Innovation & Strategic Marketing in 2021.
Between 1987 and 2006, Mr. Williamson was employed in various positions by Western Geophysical, which in 2000 became part of WesternGeco, a seismic solutions and technology subsidiary of Schlumberger. While at WesternGeco, he served as Vice President, Marketing from 2001 to 2003; Vice President, Russia and Caspian Region from 2003 to 2005; and Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Commercialization of WesternGeco’s electromagnetic services and technology division from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Williamson joined ION in 2006 as Vice President of our Ventures group and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Commercialization in February 2013, and most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, E&P Technology & Services in 2015.
Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Cardiff University in Wales.
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
With 20 years of Human Resources experience, Lisa Ruiz is applying her knowledge, experience and passion to help shape the unique culture of technology and innovation at ION. Prior to her current title of Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Ruiz previously held positions as Vice President and Director of Human Resources at ION. She joined ION in 2016.
Education: Ms. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Human Resource Management, from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.