Management and Technical Leadership

Marian Morys, President, CEO, and CTO

Mr. Morys founded PetroMar Technologies, Inc. in 2011. Prior to founding PetroMar, Mr. Morys gained over 25 years of experience in the design and application of precision instrumentation for Geophysical and Petrophysical measurements using a wide range of techniques. During his tenure at the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences he worked on Magnetotellurics, NMR-based magnetometers, and solar radiation monitoring. Subsequently, Mr. Morys moved to the United States to accept a Technology Management position at Solar Light Co. in Philadelphia, working on optical remote sensing technologies for Geophysical applications. In 1997 Mr. Morys joined NUMAR Corp. (subsequently acquired by Halliburton) and helped to bring to market a number of downhole technologies while holding a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Research and Director of Technology. Mr. Morys managed the Exton Technology Center of Halliburton from 2005 to 2010. He is fluent in a broad range of technical disciplines and skilled in managing multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers. He is also an author and co-author of multiple publications and patents. Mr. Morys has a MSc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Jolanta Morys, CFO

Ms. Morys joined PetroMar Technologies at its inception and managed the Company’s incorporation and organization. Prior to joining PetroMar Technologies she served for 10 years as Financial Officer for Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center and held Accounting Manager positions in several small businesses. She is fluent in financial management, accounting, planning and budget preparation. Mrs. Morys also manages PetroMar’s benefits and HR matters. She has Master’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Central School of Trade in Warsaw (formerly Central School of Planning and Statistics).

Earle Drack, VP Business Development

Mr. Drack joined PetroMar Technologies in 2011, and has over 30 years of experience in the design, manufacture, marketing, and commercialization of energy technology including key roles in several energy technology startup ventures. Mr. Drack began his career in energy technology developing high-temperature integrated circuits as a Schlumberger-Cornell Fellow, and later joined NUMAR Corp. as an early member of the startup team which pioneered commercially viable downhole nuclear magnetic resonance logging technology. After NUMAR issued an IPO and was later acquired by Halliburton Energy Services, Earle led the engineering, manufacturing, and product development groups for Halliburton’s Exton Technology Center during which time his product development teams won two Hart Awards for Meritorious Engineering Innovation. He later founded DirAction, LLC which developed and licensed novel fuel quality sensing technology for underground storage tank monitoring. Mr. Drack has coauthored articles on and holds patents related to several downhole technologies. He has been appointed to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s UST Leak Detection stakeholders group as well as the American Petroleum Institute’s working group on Ethanol Blended Fuel Handling and Storage. He holds an M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sergei Knizhnik, Technology Director

Mr. Knizhnik joined PetroMar Technologies in 2012, and has over 25 years of experience in developing advanced sensor technologies for downhole formation evaluation and open space exploration. Mr. Knizhnik began his career as a researcher working for the Soviet space exploration program pioneering autonomous magneto-mechanical joints operating in weightless condition of open space. In 1995, he joined NUMAR Corp. and helped to develop downhole nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology for wireline and while-drilling logging. After NUMAR was acquired by Halliburton, Mr. Knizhnik, as a Chief Technical Advisor for Halliburton, led the development of Next-Gen tools such as 3D induction, LWD Laterolog imaging, NMR formation testing, acoustic, and other HPHT sensors.. He has authored and co-authored more than 15 US and international patents and papers and has an M.S. degree in electro-mechanical engineering from The National Technical University of Ukraine, KPI.

Chris Conrad, Engineering Director

Mr. Conrad joined PetroMar Technologies in 2012, and has over 16 years of experience in developing advanced sensor technologies for downhole formation evaluation, and over 22 years cumulative experience in design, manufacturing, and commercialization of electronic and embedded systems. In 2000 he joined NUMAR Corp which was newly acquired by Halliburton, and was a key technical contributor in product development for advanced wireline and LWD sensors such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), induction resistivity, acoustic, and resistivity imaging. Mr. Conrad progressed in management roles to then serve as Technology Director for Halliburton’s Exton Technology center, leading the R&D and manufacturing groups. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, both from The Pennsylvania State University.

Glenn Smollinger, Chief Electrical Engineer

Mr. Smollinger joined PetroMar Technologies in 2012, and has over 30 years of experience, designing and developing analog and digital electronics for industrial, aerospace, military, and petroleum industries. He began his career designing uninterruptible power supplies for Exide Electronics. He designed for the Trident missile, Mark 48 ADCAP torpedo and Space Shuttle auxiliary power unit while at Sundstrand Aviation (now UTC). At General Electric Astro-Space Division, he designed power equipment for Milstar, GPS Block IIR, and UARS. At AEL (now Cobham PLC) he designed ESM and ECM power supplies for the TACJAM-A program. At Lockheed-Martin Co., he was power subsystem engineer for the Landsat 7 spacecraft. Mr. Smollinger joined NUMAR in 1999, as it was acquired by Halliburton Energy Services. During his tenure at HAL, he designed the transmitter and antenna interface for the MRIL-6 inch NMR tool, the AFR tool, and he designed, developed, and holds the patent on the OMI micro-resistivity imaging-while-drilling tool. Mr. Smollinger holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Drexel University.

Dmitry Avdeev, Chief Scientist

Dr. Avdeev joined PetroMar Technologies in 2012, He  is a mathematician and geo-scientist  who has focused on modeling and inversion for the petroleum and mining industries and developed special expertise in controlled-source electromagnetics, resistivity well logging, magnetotellurics, and nuclear magnetic resonance. He was the first scientist to calculate 3D effects on electrical resistivity logs recorded in deviated wells within fluid-invaded anisotropic petroleum formations. Dr. Avdeev holds an MS in Maths from Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics & Mathematics, a PhD in Phys & Maths from Russian Academy of Sciences, and a DSci in Phys & Maths from the Russian Higher Attestation Commission. He is author and co-author of 2 book chapters, an Encyclopaedia article, 38 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals, 14 extended abstracts for international conferences, and more than 57 further publications.