Directors & Officers
P.Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer
Hermann Kramer is the current President and CEO of Roke Technologies Ltd. Hermann brings 20+ years experience in sub surface wireline measurements including international experience in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In 2008, Hermann was instrumental in forming Roke Technologies Ltd., acquiring the intellectual property and operating assets from Roke Oil Enterprises. Hermann is a professional engineer, cofounded the Canadian Society for Gas Migration, and is a member of SPWLA and APEGGA. Hermann holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Murphy holds a BSc. In Geology and Geophysics from Durham University in the UK. He has over 35 years of experience in sourcing and delivering ground breaking technology in the upstream oil and gas sector, including 10 years as President of Shell Technology Ventures. During his tenure at STV, he served as startup CEO for several companies including Thrubit Logging and At Balance. Mr. Murphy is a long-standing member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has several publications to his name. Mr. Murphy joined Roke’s board 24 October 2018.
Mr. Neff holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He brings 35+ years of oil field experience including wireline, testing, logging while drilling, extended reach well engineering and downhole telemetry technology development. He has held a number of different positions in his career including President & CEO, Marketing & Sales manager, Operations & Sales manager, Business Development manager and Repair & Maintenance manager. Mr. Neff has been a Business Development Director for Roke USA Ltd. since April 1, 2011.
Jean-Michel Gires is an engineering graduate from France’s École Polytechnique and École des mines de Paris, with 37+ years experience in the energy sector. He had 8 years experience with Nuclear and Renewable energies before 25 years working with TOTAL in a number of positions including founder of TOTAL Energy Ventures, VP North Sea, Venezuela and President & CEO TOTAL E&P Canada. He has dedicated the last 4+ years to Breakthrough Innovation for the Energy Sector. Jean-Michel is resident in Calgary and joined Roke’s board in December 2017.
Mr. Valouiski holds a M.Sc in Geophysics and brings 27 year experience to Roke. His experience ranges from wireline formation evaluation, QHSE, training, business development, and sales & marketing. He has held a number of positions including Director of Quality Control North America, Business Development Russia, and Sales Lead & Marketing Specialist. Mr. Valouiski has been Director of Business Development Eurasia for Roke Technologies since July 7, 2011.