Tim Pearce, Managing Director
Tim Pearce, Managing Director of Chemostrat, has worked in the petroleum service sector for more than 20 years. Tim graduated from Liverpool University and subsequently gained his PhD from Kingston University. Tim’s doctoral research was a seminal work in the application of chemostratigraphy in the oil industry. Tim continues to publish his on-going research and present papers at scientific conference in chemostratigraphic and provenance techniques and he is involved in global multi-client reports and regional studies from MENA, Europe and Canada. Tim is responsible for corporate strategy and global business development.
Ken Ratcliffe, Sales Director
Ken Ratcliffe is a founding director of Chemostrat along with Tim Pearce. He has worked in the oil industry for over 25 years after graduating from Imperial College and being awarded his doctorate from Aston University. Having successfully set up the Houston office and a Chemostrat presence in Australia as a focal point for Asia Pacific studies, Ken was appointed Global Sales Director. Following an internal restructuring, Ken was appointed CEO of the US Unconventional Division of Hafren Scientific in 2015. Ken maintains a very high research and technical profile in the industry through publications, conference presentations and papers.
John Martin, Technical Director
John Martin graduated from Aberdeen University in 1994 with a BSc honours degree and from Queen Mary College London in 1996 with a MSc degree. John oversees project work in Europe, including the rapidly developing shale resource plays. John was also instrumental in developing our in-house analytical capabilities and maintains an oversight role for XRF and ICP instruments at our analytical laboratory in Wales.
Eddie Merrick, Director of International Operations
Eddie is currently Director of International Operations and based in our Mid-Wales Head Office in Welshpool. He has recently returned from running our Chemostrat office in Perth for 12 months where he helped develop the SE Asia market. He has an active interest in the MENA & APAC regions where he has extensive commercial experience. Before joining Chemostrat Eddie ran his own business for 20 years before taking up the role of Business Manager at Chemostrat in 2004.
Vicki Ridge, Finance Director
Head of Finance, on graduating from Wolverhampton University with a Maths degree in 1996 Vicki spent 7 years working for an Accountancy Practice where she gained her ACCA Accountancy qualification. Following this a further 7 years was spent as Finance Manager for a large multinational electrical manufacturing company before moving to the Financial Services sector in 2010. Vicki joined Hafren as Head of Finance in 2013, becoming Finance Director in 2016.