About Us

EGSInc. has a core management team based in Santa Rosa, California, led by Founder and President, Paul Brophy and CEO  Gene Suemnicht. EGS has specialized in geothermal resource exploration and evaluation for over 25 years.

Paul Brophy – President

Brophy Resume Picture

Paul Brophy’s Resume

Paul founded EGS, Inc. in 1995 and has been company President since that time. Prior to forming EGS, Mr. Brophy was a Senior Associate with Dames & Moore from 1990 until 1995 and a District Geologist for California Energy Company. Paul earned his M.S. from the University of Leeds, England, and a B.S. from the University of London, England. Mr. Brophy has served as the President and as a Vice President of the Geothermal Resources Council, and on the Board of Directors for the International Geothermal Association and the Geysers Geothermal Association. Mr. Brophy has over 40 years of experience in geologic and resource assessment services. Paul is a registered Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with the State of California.

Gene Suemnicht – CEO, Chief Geologist

Gene Resume Photo

Gene Suemnicht’s Resume

Mr. Suemnicht joined the EGS team as Chief Geologist in January 2009. Mr. Suemnicht previously worked with Unocal, Ormat Technologies, IT Corporation and MacTec Engineering & Consulting. Gene has more than 40 years of professional experience in geothermal exploration and development throughout the western United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and has worked as the technical lead or project manager for geothermal exploration efforts, field development projects and facility decommissioning and environmental remediation. He was responsible for the geologic evaluation and planning for more than 600mw of geothermal development for Unocal Geothermal at The Geysers in northern California and in the Imperial Valley in southern California. Gene earned an M.S. from the University of Arizona and a B.S. from Southern Oregon University. He is a registered Professional Geologist in California and Texas and a Registered Environmental Assessor.