May 5, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The founders of Green Imaging Technologies credit access to good mentors, a smart workforce, and an innovative environment in the province for their success.
The two University of New Brunswick engineering graduates left successful careers to return to New Brunswick to develop technology now being used worldwide through this company.
Jill and Derrick Green returned from the United States in 2006 to the MRI Research Centre at the university. There, they successfully incubated an MRI-based software for special core analysis in the oil and gas sector.
They established Green Imaging Technologies, which exports its software to the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. The software is used by the world’s largest oil companies to measure valuable rock and fluid properties to make critical decisions related to exploration and production.
“The success of Green Imaging Technologies is an example of what can happen when we have smart people with innovative ideas and access to world-class incubation facilities,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “The oil and gas industry around the world is using technology developed in New Brunswick.”
Opportunities NB contributed to the growth of the company with support for its physical expansion and market development. The company employs 12 professional staff.
“With the global economy, it is not so much about where you are located; it is about whether or not you have the smartest, most innovative people on your team,” said Jill Green. “One thing that helps is the fact we have access to smart and capable people being educated right here in New Brunswick as well as access to a terrific network of mentors for entrepreneurs and startups.”
Opportunities NB is a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province.
From left: Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General, Stephen Horsman; Derrick Green; Jill Green; and Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB.
Mary-Anne Hurley-Corbyn, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-476-7596.