Dan Piette joined Bluware in 2018 as CEO. Mr. Piette previously served on the board of Petroleum Geo-Services, a publicly traded marine seismic acquisition company, and President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of TerraSpark Geociences, a seismic data interpretation software technology company. Piette also served on the board and as President and CEO of Object Reservoir and OpenSpirit. Each of these companies were dedicated to delivering new technology to the oil and gas industry and were successfully sold to various oil field service or horizontal software companies.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science with honors in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980, Piette started his career with Exxon Minerals, working in both hard rock and oil shale projects. He held several executive management positions in the oil and gas industry, including general manager postings in Singapore and Caracas. Piette was a key employee of Landmark Graphics when new 3D seismic interpretation tools were introduced. Additionally, Mr. Piette was instrumental in the introduction of various new technologies to the industry, from gravity gradient data to computer generated mapping and economic analysis.