Dr G Colin Stove FBAC PhD BSc
Founder & Chairman
Colin is the technology founder and major shareholder of Adrok Ltd, and a prominent figure on various science industry boards. From 1975, after a successful academic career in the Geography Department at the University of Aberdeen, Colin held various high profile positions from leading Remote Sensing research at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research to pioneering new radar research for a company set up to service UK Government and other commercial organisations. In 1988, Colin set up a new Ground Penetrating Radar business, breaking new ground in technology developments for non-destructive inspection services. Following the sale of this business in 1994 to an international drilling company, Colin set up his own science business which allowed him to develop his ideas of Atomic Dielectric Resonance (ADR).
Gordon Stove BSc
Co-founder & CEO
Gordon has over 10 years’ experience in developing and applying geophysical and remote sensing diagnostic technologies. He is co-founder and shareholder of Adrok Ltd and has helped in the development of Adrok’s intellectual property portfolio. Since Adrok’s inception, Gordon has managed Adrok’s technology developments and managed its global services business. Gordon is currently a member of the Energy Institute, Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Engineering, Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Scottish Oil Club, Institute of Directors and the Caledonian Club. Gordon supports young entrepreneurs as a Business Mentor for Business Mentoring Scotland, as well as for the Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland. Gordon holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Edinburgh and is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.
Michael Robinson MEng
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Michael is a founding member of Adrok with experience as Technical Director since 2001. He has more than ten years experience in the development of proprietary hardware, software and integrated systems. He is responsible for turning Adrok’s science and research into tangible customer focused products for operation in laboratory and field environments. Michael is involved in the development of high speed sampling hardware, pulse generator design electromagnetic modelling and algorithm development that provides the backbone of Adrok’s systems. Michael holds a Masters in Product Design Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a quailified PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Non-Executive Investor Director
Colin Joudrie, Director, Business Evaluations and General Manager CESL with Teck Resources Limited based in Vancouver, BC, is responsible for Teck’s business evaluations and for the commercialization of Teck’s proprietary hydrometallurgical technologies. Colin earned a BSc(Honours) in Geology from Queen’s University (1991) and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (2002). Colin has worked in base metal, precious metal, coal, diamond and industrial mineral exploration and development in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Along with exploration and development work Colin has managed a construction materials business in Western Canada, was Chairman of a Swedish cable equipment manufacturer, and was a line operator in conventional oil & gas production.
Willie McLucas is an experienced mining financier with global experience in exploration, development and production of not only gold and base metals, but also coal, iron ore and speciality metals such as Tungsten and Molybdenum. Willie was previously Chief Executive of Waverley Mining Finance plc. and Thistle Mining Inc., and has served on the Board of Directors of Amur Minerals plc, Longview Capital Partners, Republic Gold Ltd and Oriental Minerals.
Alan Goodwin MSM, FInsLM
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Alan joined Adrok in January 2014 and has headed up the company expansion into Canada. He has 32 years’ experience as an Engineer in the British Royal Air Force and has a proven track record of Engineering Management and Project Co-ordination in some of the most diverse and hostile environments known to man. In addition his expertise in the education and development of personnel will allow the company to expand its workforce organically and exploit the training opportunities that Canada and future operations present. In addition to his Engineering Qualifications Alan has achieved a plethora of Health & Safety qualifications, is a Level 7 Senior Business Administrator and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management. Alan is a Director of Adrok Canada.
Dr Kees van den Doel
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Kees was a seconded Research Associate from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from 2012 to end of March 2015, who had been working full-time with Adrok on validating and verifying the theory and fundamental physics behind Adrok’s technology. He joined Adrok in April 2015.
Thus far, Kees has developed a Forward Model and an Inversion process for Adrok’s subsurface depth calculations, measurements and imagery. He is also an inventor of one of Adrok’s patents.
Kees has been a Research Associate at UBC since September 2000. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science from UBC, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Theoretical Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Amsterdam.
Dr Ronald Gallagher
Senior Scientist - Head of Spectroscopy
Ronnie is an experienced research scientist who joined Adrok in September 2013 to head up Adrok’s bespoke Spectroscopy / Typecasting function. He has continued to project manage and develop Adrok’s materials classification work with our Clients and Adrok’s in-house R&D programmes to expand Adrok’s ever-growing typecasting database. He has also continued to manage Adrok’s working relationship with the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Natural History Museum in London.
Ronnie earned an B.Sc. Honours Immunology and a Cancer Research Campaign funded PhD in Immunology, Virology and Cancer research (both degrees from the University of Glasgow). He conducted Post Doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cardiff, before spending 14 years at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Centre in the R&D sectionas a senior research scientist where duties included running a research lab.
Ronnie is an honorary lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and is currently still an advisor to a specialist health and safety committee at the University. This along with other health and safety duties led to him being granted Membership of the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research (MISTR). Ronnie has authored numerous academic publication.