New VP-Engineering brings experience in gas sensor commercialization

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Aerial–SeekOps Inc. develops intelligent sensor technology and provides services for the energy sector to detect, localize, and quantify natural gas emissions through integrated drone-based systems. SeekOps’ unique industry leading sensor design localizes emissions sources without false positive readings and has provided actionable data to energy companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

SeekOps is pleased to announce Jim Rutherford as its new Vice President of Engineering. Rutherford brings 40 years of industry experience in technology development, including over 15 years in gas leak detection. He was previously the Senior Vice President of Products at Heath Consultants, a major US sensor manufacturer, where he led product commercialization and services growth to be an industry leader in leak detection solutions.

Rutherford has pioneered innovation in the industry in infrared-based measurement technology, and has experience in lean six sigma manufacturing, NIST standards, and ISO-9001. His technical achievements have been widely recognized, and he is a recipient of the Honeywell Technical Achievement Award and an R&D 100 award for invention of laser-based methane leak detection instrument.

Andrew Aubrey, CEO of SeekOps, explains, “Our business model involves scaling based on leveraging uniqueness in the marketplace, a core competency which is comprised of our SeekIR gas sensor technology and data analytics. We couldn’t be more excited to have Jim Rutherford as our new Vice President of Engineering – Jim’s exceptional leadership and track record adds significantly to our leadership team’s capabilities and strengthens SeekOps’ goal of being the provider of choice for methane leak detection solutions.”


Paul Khuri

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