Alexander Mihai Popovici is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Z-Terra Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art geophysical and geological technology, services and software for the upstream oil and gas industry. He holds Ph.D. (1995) and M.Sc. (1991) degrees in geophysics from Stanford University, and an equivalent B.S. (1986) in geophysical and geological engineering from University of Bucharest, Romania. He escaped from Romania in 1986, crossed two borders at night and spent a year in a refugee camp in Austria. Dr. Popovici is the founder and former CEO of 3DGeo Inc. The company was sold in 2008. 3DGeo grew from 2 employees in Palo Alto CA, to an international corporation with offices in Houston TX, Santa Clara CA, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and representation in Beijing and The Hague.
Alexander is active in the community; he was president of Casa Romana, a non-profit organization serving Americans of Romanian origin living in the Bay Area. He was elected to this position in 1997 and built the largest Romanian community center and church on the West Coast. Casa Romana was dedicated in 1998 by the president of Romania Emil Constantinescu. At present he is Honorary Consul of Romania in Houston.
He is a scuba diving instructor, active fencer (ranked top ten in the veteran division of the US), plays paintball with one of the first established pro teams (The Wild Geese, founded 1985), practices karate, rock climbs, likes to hunt, and is working on his private pilot license.
Specialties: Technology for Energy.
Executive and entrepreneur, experienced in commercializing new technologies and building companies.