ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Effective November 29, 2012, Mr. Thomas J. Fleure (“Mr. Fleure”) assumes increased responsibilities in the areas of data processing and advanced imaging technology while continuing to serve as the Senior Vice President of Geophysical Technology of Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (“Company” or “Global”). In his extended role, Mr. Fleure will continue to supervise and guide the ongoing evolution and growth of Company’s AUTOSEIS® recording technology, as well as oversee the data processing, analysis and interpretation division.
Mr. Fleure has served in various management and technology related functions since August 2004, when he joined the Company. Prior to joining Global, Mr. Fleure spent 21 years at Western Geophysical and its successor, WesternGeco, where he held several senior management positions in both technology and operations, including positions as InTouch Manager for Geophysics and Survey Evaluation and Design, Applied Technology Special Projects Manager, and Manager of Western Hemisphere Marine Operations. Mr. Fleure received a Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Fleure will assume the responsibilities of Mr. Christopher T. Usher, Senior Vice President Data Processing, Analysis and Interpretation and Chief Technology Officer, who is leaving the Company effective as of the date above-mentioned.
ITEM 5.05 Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics
On November 26, 2012, Addendum B-1 containing the list of the individuals governed by Addendum B “Financial Code of Ethics for the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers” has been amended and now includes Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Besides an introductory letter signed by Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and a couple of clerical drafting revisions, no other amendments have been made.
The full text of Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as revised November 26, 2012 (“Code”), a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 14.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.05. The Code will be posted as soon as practical on the Company’s website at www.globalgeophysical.com.