• Overview

    Bell Geospace is a privately held company and is affiliated with Grace Brothers Ltd, Evanston, IL. Our team operates from two offices based in Houston, Texas and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • North and South America operations are conducted from Houston
    • Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe operations are conducted from Edinburgh
  • Officers

    Scott Hammond : President and Chief Executive Officer (Houston)

    • 24 Years experience in the oil & gas high tech service industry including 15 Years with Schlumberger Wireline & Testing with several management and senior sales positions in Offshore Texas and Oklahoma.
    • Senior Sales Position with Numar Corp., a Halliburton Company that provided Magnetic Resonance Logging to the oil & gas industry.
    • BS in Physics from Purdue University, 1980


    John Macfarlane : Executive Vice President (Edinburgh)

    • 20 Years experience in the oil & gas service industry in Asia and Europe
    • Indonesia Country Manager for Landmark Graphics Corporation
    • Regional Sales Director for Asia-Pacific and Europe for Landmark Graphics Corporation
    • Joined Bell Geospace in 1998 to open EAME operation
    • MBA from University of South Australia (Adelaide)


    David Ambrus : Chief Financial Officer (Houston)

    • 17 years experience in accounting and finance including leadership and management positions in several service industries.
    • Certified Public Accountant with Big Four Accounting experience.
    • BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.


  • Board Members

    John Brett : Founder, BGI Board Member and Chief Technology Officer

    • Over 30 of years experience in managing the development of defense related technologies
    • Founded Brett Research Associates in 1987; provides management consulting services to various agencies of the Defense Department and defense contractors
    • Prior to that, Corporate Vice President of the Singer Company, where he served as President of its $450 million Kearfott Division
    • Served as the Vice-Chairman of the Naval Research Advisory Committee from 1981 to 1987 and has top-level security clearance
    • Has an engineering degree from the Newark College of Engineering.


    Christopher Rogowski :BGI Board Member and Portfolio Manager at Grace Brothers, Ltd.

    • Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science and Economics and received an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Graduate School of business
    • Has served in both board and advisory roles to numerous small and mid-market companies


    Bradford T. Whitmore : BGI Board Member and Managing Partner at Grace Brothers, Ltd.

    • Currently on the Board of Directors of Divi Hotels, Inc. and PureLine Treatment Systems, LLC and director of Ultralife Batteries, Inc.
    • Holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University.