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Press Release: SHPCP New Board Members Announced

17 Feb 2016 11:24 AM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)


Society of HPC Professionals Announces Two New Board Members

HOUSTON, Texas, 17 February 2016 - The Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP) is pleased to announce two new members to its board of directors: Dr. Shawana P. Johnson of Global Marketing Insights and Dr. Franz Deimbacher of GeoScale. Their appointments to the board are effective immediately.

“We are thrilled to have such outstanding professionals as Dr. Johnson and Dr. Deimbacher join the SHPCP board and we look forward to working with them in our efforts to expand the Society with the addition of new Centers of Performance,” notes Earl J. Dodd, SHPCP President.

Dr. Shawana Johnson, GISP, is the President and Founder of Global Marketing Insights in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a globally recognized geospatial intelligence expert supporting the US government and the global geospatially focused security and intelligence industries. Global Marketing Insights specializes in conducting market research on technology platforms and capabilities which support airborne and spaceborne geospatial tools utilized specifically in energy, agriculture, water resources, maritime security and land asset and resource planning.

Dr. Franz Deimbacher is the Chief Strategy Officer for GeoScale in Houston and has more than 25 years of experience in high-tech industries including Oil/Gas and IT. His expertise spans business and technology integration, E&P data management and oil/gas software development, digital oilfield projects, high-performance petro-technical computing environments, and predictive analytics/Big Data. GeoScale is an advanced technology-enabled oilfield solutions company.

Drs. Johnson and Deimbacher bring the total number of SHPCP board members to nine. The board now includes:

  • Earl Dodd of Ideas And Machines Inc. (SHPCP President and Board Chair)
  • Steve Hebert of NIMBIX (SHPCP Secretary)
  • Scott Denham of Cray Inc. (SHPCP Treasurer)
  • Steve Lutz, Verrex Corp. (SHPCP Board Member)
  • Maryam Rahmani, Technology Consultant & Cybersecurity Policy Graduate Student (SHPCP Board Member)
  • Scott Morton of Hess (SHPCP Board Member)
  • Dalton Spivey of Computex Technology Solutions (SHPCP Board Member)

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