Jonathan Rudd, P.Eng
President and Director
Jonathan Rudd is a professional engineer and geophysicist who has extensive experience in the application of borehole, ground and airborne geophysical methods to address geological challenges. Jonathan has worked in senior management for the last 12 years with a principal focus on technology development and business development. He is a past-president of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society. Jonathan is based in the Toronto area.
Glenn Chubak, M.Sc.
Vice-President and Director
Glenn Chubak is a geophysicist with experience in a wide variety of international research initiatives. He has directed and participated in the ongoing development of the DIAS32 cable-free acquisition system, and was a key researcher in an international collaboration on magnetometric resistivity and induced polarization method. Glenn has management and operational experience in site remediation of oil and gas facilities in Alberta. Glenn is based in Saskatoon.
Matthew Friesen, B.E, B.Sc.
Research and Development Manager
Matthew’s vast experience is in electronics instrument design and manufacturing. He has been responsible for development of new products in areas of factory automation, environmental monitoring and mineral exploration. In 2013, Matthew began work on the design of the geophysical instrument that would become the core technology used for Dias Geophysical’s ground surveys. Matthew has a B.S. in Eng. Physics and Computer Science from the U of S., B.E, B.Sc.
Aaron Snider, B.Sc.
Aaron Snider has been working in the mineral exploration geophysics industry since 2006, specializing in ground geophysics survey design and data quality solutions in challenging environments. He holds a BSc in Computational Geophysics. He has managed or conducted surveys in 15 countries on six continents and captures stunning photos in his spare time. Aaron has been with Dias since 2016 and is based out of the Vancouver office.
Charlotte A Thibaud, M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo.
Charlotte received a Mastere in Geophysics at the Ecole and Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre of Strasbourg, France, and an MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in the mineral exploration industry since 2007 and received her Professional Geoscientist designation in 2016. Based out of the Vancouver office, she joined Dias Geophysical in 2015, focusing on building the processing, QC and inversion team.
Tim Stade, CPA
Tim received his B. Comm. with a major in Accounting from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with distinction. Tim obtained his CPA designation in 2020. Tim’s background is primarily in public practice where he gained experience and knowledge in various industries. Tim made the move to industry when joining Dias Geophysical in June, 2020 as the Controller.
Max Leiva, M.Sc.
Country Manager, Chile
Based in Santiago, Chile, Max Leiva is a geophysicist with hands-on experience in the application of ground geophysical methods to address geological challenges in a variety of topics, from mineral exploration to basin, crustal faults, and groundwater research. Max has worked on the many aspects of geophysical surveys, from design to acquisition, and from processing to modelling and interpretation.
Francisco Cervantes, BSc.
Country Manager, Mexico
Based in Monterrey City, Mexico, Francisco, Engineer Geophysics, has 14 years of experience in applied geophysics to mining and mineral exploration with a focus on survey design, data acquisition and logistics. Francisco has experience in all weather, all terrain: surveyed from from sea level to 5700 masl, 11 countries in 3 continents – over the most dynamic geological environments both brownfield and greenfield.
Vasco Nunes, BSc CE, MBA
Based in Toronto, Vasco studied Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and has an MBA from Herriot Watt University. Vasco has over 12 years experience in Airborne and Ground Geophysics business development and sales management. True to nature – Vasco collects and studies precious rocks, minerals and rare stones in his spare time.