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Paul Wentzler

Vice President of Product Development

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Paul brings extensive expertise in multidisciplinary team leadership, project management, and manufacturing processes optimization. His tenure at Sercel, Inc. has been marked by significant achievements in product development, supply chain management, and intellectual property management. With a passion for engineering excellence, Paul is eager to contribute as a dynamic leader and collaborative team member in a new role.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Paul has demonstrated exceptional leadership and engineering prowess. He has managed diverse engineering departments, led high-volume production projects, and pioneered the development of innovative seismic technologies. Paul's contributions have resulted in substantial sales growth, compliance with industry standards, and the successful execution of strategic initiatives.

Location and Travel

Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on the specific position and requirements.

Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

Position Seeking: Leadership roles in engineering, product development, and manufacturing within the seismic and marine oil & gas industries.

Work Experience:

Vice President of Product Development Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 2019 - Current

  • Oversees multiple engineering departments and represents technical and business interests on multi-company projects.

  • Successfully evaluates and recommends technologies for acquisition or manufacturing partnerships.

  • Leads recruitment efforts, promotes best engineering practices, and manages annual operating budgets.

Deputy to Vice President of Product Development Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 2018 - 2019

  • Managed new marine streamer system projects and led audits to maintain engineering documentation compliance.

  • Collaborated on intellectual property and patent-related matters, preparing technical briefs and calculations for patent applications.

Senior Sensor Development Manager Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 2011 - 2018

  • Managed Acoustic and Vibration Laboratory activities, achieving world-class accuracy and repeatability in annual hydrophone calibrations.

  • Engineered high-volume production of complex electromechanical components and designed innovative seismic products.

Senior Sensor Engineer Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 2003 - 2011

  • Led projects for hydrophones and multi-sensor assemblies, designing and managing the production of industry-leading products.

  • Developed test plans and conducted performance evaluations of seismic products and components.

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Department Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 2001 – 2003

  • Conceived and designed streamer subassemblies, injection molded components, and cable over-moldings.

  • Developed mechanical systems for high-volume automated geophone testing, significantly increasing throughput.

Mechanical Engineer Sercel, Inc. - Houston, Texas 1999 – 2001

  • Designed components for the company's first solid streamer and specialized test equipment for performance evaluation.

  • Assembled prototypes and participated in design team activities.

Associate Mechanical Engineer (while attending SMU) Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) – Dallas, Texas 1997 – 1998

  • Acted as a warranty liaison, monitored rail vibration, and developed technical requirements for bus and rail fleet equipment.

  • Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science: Physics

  • Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX

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