Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Chairman of the Board

Brian Taylor serves as Chairman of the Board for Detechtion Technologies®, and is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Brian earned his BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1999. Within the natural gas industry, Brian has quickly built a reputation as a leading expert on the operation and performance of reciprocating and screw compressors.

Brian joined Detechtion Technologies® upon inception and has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of the company’s overall business strategy.

Management Team

Chris Smith

Chris Smith


As President and CEO of Detechtion Technologies®, Chris Smith brings passion and experience to building teams, refining business plans and assuring their execution. He is a technology entrepreneur who has founded, launched and grown companies in partnership with private equity, venture capital and private investors.

Chris bring over 20 years of executive experience in software, services and international manufacturing to Detechtion®. He has been active on numerous boards, including non-profits. He earned an Economics degree from Wake Forest University.


Virgil Haney


As the CTO of Detechtion Technologies®, Virgil Haney leads the company’s strategic technology direction and R&D. Prior to joining Detechtion®, he co-founded Enbase Energy Technology in 2009. An entrepreneur at heart, he also previously founded/co-founded several other startups.

Virgil brings over 25 years of executive experience in technology leadership to Detechtion®. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Computer Science from Rice University.


Kirk Hanes

SVP – Global Sales

Kirk leads Detechtion Technologies® Business Development and Go-to-Market strategies. He is a seasoned technical executive with a successful record of leading highly productive world class global sales teams with domain expertise in Oil and Gas as well as SaaS.

Prior to joining Detechtion Technologies® he has served as SVP for Palantir Solutions, IHS Markit and several technology startups. An entrepreneur at heart he enjoys professional speaking on sales and sales process.


Eric Neason

SVP – Products & Services

Eric Neason is the Senior Vice President of Products & Services. Prior to the acquisition of Enbase by Detechtion®, Eric served as the EVP of Operations at Enbase where he led day-to-day operations of the company including leading implementation and field services for successful delivery of Enbase products. Eric previously held a number of executive and product management positions at Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services, SolArc, and ROME Risk Management Software.

Eric brings over 20 years of software development and implementation experience to the Detechtion® leadership team including over eight years running product management for oil & gas software. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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