President and Chief Executive Officer
George Liszicasz is the visionary and inventor behind the science of the SFD® technology. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at NXT Energy Solutions, Inc.
Liszicasz was born and grew up in Hungary where he received his degree in Electronics in 1975. In 1979, Liszicasz immigrated to Canada where he studied 200 words per day to achieve an academic proficiency level of English in just one year. In 1980 Liszicasz enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of British Columbia studying general sciences, majoring in physics. This fed Liszicasz’ passion in the creation of 52 inventions, including electronic control systems, early warning systems, medical lasers, new pyroelectric materials, and various geophysical instruments, etc. In 1986, Liszicasz established his R&D Company and offered consulting services and developing special devices for various industry applications. His company also evaluated and made recommendations on various technical patents and new technologies for the Science Council of British Columbia, Canada.
Liszicasz, the inventor, was developing a new high efficiency transducer material that would convert body heat into to electricity, so that pacemaker batteries would not have to be replaced every 4 months. The material under specific conditions exhibited new quantum mechanical and electrical conduction behaviors, never seen before. Studying the phenomenon further, Liszicasz realized that it was the key to creating a new detection mechanism that would use gravity as a proxy to explore and utilize the physical relationship between gravity gradients and subsurface stress leading to the development of the Stress Field Detection (“SFD”) technology.
In 1996 Liszicasz founded what would become NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (“NXT”) and seven years later he became NXT’s President. Stress Field Detection was commercialized in Canada in 2007 under the profitable stewardship of Liszicasz. Today Stress Field Detection surveys are being conducted for NOC’s and E&P companies driving efficiencies into their exploration process by focusing their G&G programs and capital on areas conducive to trapped fluid potential within sedimentary basins worldwide.
In addition to his scientific activities and strategic development Liszicasz leads a team of Ph.D.’s of mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineers, and Geoscience who continue the evolution of the SFD® technology.
Liszicasz has served as a member of the NXT Board of Directors since 1997.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Bev joined NXT in May 2016 as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Originally from the UK, Bev completed her ACCA accountancy training in Aberdeen, Scotland over 20 years ago and now holds the CPA designation as well. She was previously the CFO for TransCanada Turbines Ltd, an industrial gas turbine repair business owned jointly by TransCanada Pipelines and Wood Group Plc. Prior to joining TCT in 2005, Bev was a senior finance executive for a sister company in Aberdeen, Scotland for over 13 years.
During her 23 years in the gas turbine repair business she gained extensive experience in the energy, and oil and gas markets and brings a wealth of international commercial, financial and tax knowledge to the business.
Director of Operations
Todd joined NXT in September of 2016 upon serving as the CEO of Spectraseis Inc. up until the company’s sale in October of 2015. Prior to his work with Spectraseis, Todd was President and CEO of Request Seismic Surveys as well as BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions. Todd founded Request as a land seismic services company in 1989. By 1994 Request was one of the largest multi-client data providers, which acquired approximately 1,000 km of 2-D data each year. Todd took Request public in 1997; Request was recognized as the largest seismic data owner in Canada, generating annual sales of $100 million. In 2000 Request was reorganized into an income Trust. With the preceding success of Request, Todd founded BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions in 2003 and grew the company as a data owner. BlueGrouse accumulated $42 million in sales in its final year and was ultimately sold to a competitor in 2007. Within the community, Todd is a past member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital fund raising board and was past Vice Chairman of SVP Calgary. In 1999 Todd was recognized as one of Canada’s top “40 under 40”.