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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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Tyler Nielsen

Service Technician

Tyler has 6 years of mechanic and problem solving experience. He has a background in locksmithing and custom fabrication.

Teandre Johnson

Certified Welder

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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

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