Our Team

At McGregor GeoScience, all services are delivered by personnel who are trained, qualified and experienced in their relevant disciplines. To facilitate the delivery of our services we provide our personnel with the training, resources and support they need to meet the requirements of our clients on each and every project. We continually strive to ensure that all our deliverables represent the very best we can provide to our client. In doing so, we continue to build on a reputation for excellence and quality within our industry. We do this while maintaining the highest standards in safety and quality.

Management and Operations Support: Senior management at McGregor has a combined experience resume totaling over 75 years. This coupled with a combination of experienced professionals and recent graduate trainees gives McGregor the capability to perform projects that incorporate the latest technology and methods while ensuring proven operational techniques and procedures are employed to maximize results and minimize impact. Following are brief profiles for several of our key personnel.



R.L. (Rick) Hunter, CET – General Manager

Mr. Hunter has over 35 years of marine and land survey experience working both domestically and internationally. Mr. Hunter’s experience ranges from field survey data collection and project management to business development and operations management. In addition to his activities in survey practice, Mr. Hunter has also been trained in both quality and safety management and oversees the development and implementation of the QHSE programs of McGregor GeoScience through documented systems and procedures. Mr. Hunter ensures compliance with all safety, regulatory and contractual requirements for all McGregor projects. Mr. Hunter brings a hands-on approach to his day-to-day management of McGregor and his personal experience with marine survey operations enables him to deliver services to McGregor’s clients that are based on safety and quality at all levels.


John J.McG. Stewart, M. Sc. – Senior Geoscientist 

Mr. Stewart in addition to being the founder of McGregor GeoScience has over 40 years of practical experience in marine and land geosciences. His experience and familiarity with many aspects of geoscience data collection, processing, interpretation and reporting includes experience at all levels of the industry from field geologist and party manager to business development and owner. Mr. Stewart has an enviable resume of domestic and international projects to his credit and has often served as a mentor and advisor to journeyman geoscience professionals who have entered the industry under his employ. Mr. Stewart has numerous professional memberships and affiliations and is a well respected authority and source of knowledge in the industry. His understanding and knowledge of shallow seismic techniques, its applications and limitations can be witnessed in the accuracy and thoroughness of his project geology reports.

Tim Ryan – Operations Manager

Mr. Ryan has 10+ years of offshore field survey, supervisory and small boat operation experience throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Arctic. He has a strong background in spatial data acquisition, data analysis and presentation, GIS, as well as project management and leadership. As Operations Manager for McGregor Geoscience he is responsible for coordinating the logistics of onshore and offshore operations, equipment management, employee management, client interaction as well as the operation, maintenance and development of vessel and office IT.Past experience in geophysical surveys, spatial analysis, employee and financial management, deficiency identification and a number of related activities have given Tim a broad base of knowledge that is key to making him an ideal Operations Manager for the projects conducted by McGregor Geoscience.




Jane Hawken, B. Sc. – Geoscience Manager

Ms. Hawken earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University and is currently enrolled in several courses at Dalhousie as she works toward her MSc. in Earth Sciences. She has been employed at various levels in the geoscience community since 2000. She joined Mcgregor GeoScience in 2004 and has participated in a number of projects at both the field and office level and has developed strong skills in the assembly and collation of multi-layered geoscience reporting and mapping deliverables. Her skills at the project level have enabled McGregor to take projects from the acquisition stages through processing and interpretation to the compilation of a set of in depth and comprehensive deliverables that provide enhanced value for our client base. Ms. Hawken is experienced in the use and application of a variety of data acquisition, processing and visualization software suites for seismic interpretation and mapping. She has been deployed as a client representative ensuring quality control and specifications monitoring for a number of seismic data acquisition projects. Ms. Hawken’s ability to perform under pressure, in extenuating circumstances has made her a strong addition to the McGregor team of field and office based project personnel.

Wayne Arsenault, CET – Senior Systems Tech

Mr. Arsenault has been involved in the operation, service and maintenance of marine data acquisition, communication and power systems for marine geophysical surveys for over 20 years. He is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable installation of all McGregor GeoScience survey vessel systems including electrical, electronic and hydraulic based equipment. In his numerous years of project based experience Mr. Arsenault has installed and maintained a wide variety of data transmission and survey systems for marine seismic, construction and engineering projects worldwide. He brings clients a unique knowledge of training and hands on experience that is invaluable when working in the harsh marine environment, often in remote and logistically difficult locations. Mr. Arsenault’s ability and ingenuity have been the foundation for may successful marine survey campaigns.

In addition to the above referenced key personnel, Mcgregor GeoScience underpins all our marine survey operations with personnel who excel at their respective levels.