Jim Andersen, Founder & CEO

Jim began his career as an Engineering Officer on US Navy Nuclear Submarines, and upon leaving the Navy went on to hold a variety of technical and senior management positions in high technology companies, including Westinghouse, Whitehall/Hydroscience, Litton Industries and Northrop Grumman.  In addition, after leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the Naval Reserves; his last tour of duty serving as the Executive Officer of an amphibious squadron based in San Diego, CA.

Jim has over 26 years of hands-on experience developing high technology systems for the DoD and private industry, ranging from technical to executive levels. He was the General Manager of Litton’s Fiber Optic Strategic Business Unit, which was the corporation’s fastest growing business unit from 1995 to 2002.  At Litton, he landed the largest production contract for fiber optic sensors valued at over $450M, putting the world’s first fiber optic sonar system on all of the US Navy’s newest Virginia Class nuclear submarines.

In his most recent experience, Jim founded US Seismic Systems in 2007, which eventually became public trading on NASDAQ.  Jim served as the CEO of US Seismic Systems until July 2014.  In August 2014 he founded GPUSA, Inc.

His other experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of multiple national companies and trade organizations.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Electro-Optics Alliance, a collaborative group of over 300 US Electro-Optics companies formed to maintain US leadership in Electro-Optics.  He is the past Chairman and still serves on the Board of Directors of Premier America Credit Union, one of the country’s largest credit unions with over $1.7 Billion in assets.  In 2013, he was called on to testify before the US Congress’ Energy & Commerce Committee as an expert on the application of seismic for monitoring the controversial hydrofracking process.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and seven US patents in sensing systems and optics. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles in leading oil industry magazines including the Oil & Gas Journal, Hart’s Exploration and Production, The American Oil and Gas Reporter, and The Leading Edge.