Michael Thornton, Ph.D. has 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent nearly four years as VP of Data Analysis for MicroSeismic Inc. prior to being promoted to Chief Technology Officer in January 2011. Before joining MicroSeismic Inc. he spent six years in management at Veritas DGC as Imaging Director in charge of multiple processing crews and technology development. He began his career with ExxonMobil where he served as a research geophysicist, processing geophysicist and processing analyst.
Thornton has his MS and BS in geophysics from Texas A&M University and obtained his PhD in geophysics from the University of Houston. He is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.