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Our mission at Western Equipment Solutions is to provide our partners with innovative and custom foundation drilling solutions which will directly increase your productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Our sales and support team is dedicated to getting you the right equipment to get the job done!

Stephen Wilson


Steve is a registered Professional Geologist with over 35 years of experience in mining, exploration and resource management. He has been involved in the ground engineering industry for more than 20 years, through sales, service matching equipment and design technology.

John Wilson

General Manager

With over 25 years in sales and 15 years in the foundation industry, John is our large diameter drilling specialist. He has an exceptional ability to assemble the exact equipment package you need to get the job done. John also served 8 years with an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Craig Berninger

Sales Manager

Educated in Geology and with more than 2 decades of experience as a driller and hydrologist, Craig consults on a variety of projects involving geotechnical, environmental, foundation and exploratory drilling. Craig specializes in small diameter drilling projects and is our TEI expert.

Austin McCauley

Service Manager

Austin has special experience in the oil and gas industry and has operated/maintained equipment for more than a decade. Austin is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable team member who can help with any service needs. He is a Certified Practical Examiner for the NCCCO Drill Rig Operator Program and has the skills to fix any machine in the industry.

Sean Montgomery

Sales and Business Development

Sean has spent over 25 years in business development, working with companies of all sizes to maximize their growth and operational strategies. Having spent the past 10 years in real estate development and construction services, he brings a unique perspective to the economic lifecycle of the industry. Sean has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from USC.

Neil Sampson

Sales Manager- Western Canada

Neil has nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry, with the last 15 focusing on the piling and foundations sector. Neil is a Journeyman Red Seal Heavy Equipment Technician with extensive experience in maintenance management, equipment planning and service operations.

Rich Hardman

Rental Manager

Rich joined the Western Equipment Solutions team in 2017 and specializes in rentals and consignment rentals. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography and is a graduate of the DEA Academy. Rich retired as a Supervisory Special Agent after a decorated career in Federal Law Enforcement.

David Pereira

Sales Manager, Central US

David has over 15 years of commercial and civil construction experience primarily focused on site work, dirt work, erosion control, and soil stabilization. With nearly 20 years in sales and service, he is a hands-on representative who is passionate about providing prompt, quality solutions to all of our customers.

Andy Wade

Licensed Geologist

A Licensed Geologist with 23 years in the industry.  Andy’s background in mining, shoring estimation, geotechnical design and hands on field experience provides our clients with the experience needed to  provide quality equipment solutions.

Matt Wilson

Parts Manager

Matt has been working as a spare parts manager and inventory manager for 23 years. He currently controls over 2 million dollars in inventory. Matt has attended multiple training and technical courses throughout the years. He is dedicated to servicing the customer and proactively maintaining the equipment they invest in.

Mario Fernandez

Service Coordinator

Mario worked 17 years for Champion Equipment Company and Champion Equipment Sales gaining maximum experience in drilling equipment and tooling. He has the exceptional ability to provide technical support and diagnose all your equipment. He has managed countless repairs including Kelly bar work and is a valuable asset with his bilingual skill set.

Christian Child

Spare Parts Assistant Manager

Prior to Western Equipment Solutions, Christians held several positions with Komatsu Mining as a Rebuild Technician, Electrical Rebuild Technician/Machinist, and Rebuild Planner/Expediter. Previous to Komatsu, he was with Hoj Innovations as a Crane and Conveyor Field Service Technician. He is here to bridge the gap between management, sales, and service and specializes in rebuilding services for heavy equipment.

Juan Lopez

Spare Parts Sales

Juan Lopez is a highly qualified Specialist with 16 years of experience in the parts sales industry.  He is skilled at providing and catering to each customer’s needs, working diligently to obtain the best turnaround time to receive the parts needed.  Juan is proficient in forecasting needs and ordering parts to maintain optimal inventory levels.

Jeremy Schubert

Customer Service Professional

Jeremy has 25+ years in the industial/commercial construction industry with the last 15 dedicated to sales and after sales service. He will be looking after spare parts and warehousing in our Western Canada location.

Jason (Beau) Ashcroft

Service Technician

Beau has 18 years of experience operating and managing onsite drilling operations. He’s specialized in a wide variety of deep foundation equipment including rock rills, rigs and ancillary equipment.

Troy Gagnon

Service Technician

With 4 years in the foundation industry, Troy has been working on Soilmec, Junttan, Manitowoc, and Mantis Cranes. He also has 5 years of experience working in the ag industry as a technician as well.

Colby Child

Service Technician

Colby started working for Komatsu Mining at the age of 18. He specialized in the rebuilding of wheel motor transmissions for haul trucks. Four years later he is proficient at trouble shooting most heavy equipment and thoroughly enjoys the foundation drilling industry.

Lee Gonzalez

Service Technician

Lee has multiple decades of mechanic and problem solving experience. He is a very dedicated and a hard working team player. Fluent in Spanish, he’s always a go to guy!

Josh Dubrow

Service Technician

Josh is a career driven and hard working individual with 10 years of mechanic experience. He enjoys problem solving and assisting customers. In his off time, he loves going to country concerts, motor cross races, and the river.

Ty Udelhofen

Service Technician

Ty loves working with his hands, especially on all types of equipment. Wether it is  hydraulics, electronics, and other mechanical issues he appreciates a challenge. Nothin brings him greater joy that seeing a satisfied customer and having their machine up and running. In his off time he enjoys riding his Harley’s and exploring Southern California.  He is thankful to WES for putting him in a position to love his time on and off the clock.

Teandre Johnson

Certified Welder

Bio Coming Soon

Celeste Wilson

Marketing Director

With a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and an innate sense for marketing, Celeste leads promotional efforts for Western. She provided the vision for this website and has a seemingly endless supply of inspiration when it comes to effective marketing.

Destiny Ault

Administrative Coordinator

Considered the right-hand assistant to the sales team, Destiny diligently drafts machine and tooling quotes. She has been with Western for seven years because she’s meticulous in maintaining the sales activity data base, purchasing machine orders, updating tooling inventory and assisting in transportation logistics for equipment sales.

Erinn Eliot

Accounting Manager

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Erinn is responsible for account receivables and payables as well as coordinating all accounts outside service and system implementation teams. She has been meeting the accounting needs of companies for the past 20 years. Her sincere interest and experience will quickly get you the answers you need!

Cece Coleman

Title Coming Soon

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, CeCelyn Coleman has been meeting the accounting needs of corporations and individuals for the past 30 years.   She is committed to introducing changes to achieve improvement and successfully influencing processes driving operational excellence.  She seeks to leverage her curiosity and self-improvement skills to become a great asset to Western Equipment Solutions LLC.


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