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ABOUT US

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

Our mission is to provide custom solutions for our clients to increase their productivity, efficiency, and profitability.

Stephen Wilson

General Manager

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

Sales 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.

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.

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.

Kevin Sharp

Customer Service Professional

With 40 years in the drilling industry, Kevin Sharp has vast knowledge of deep foundation drilling and drill rig operation. He was instrumental in the development of the Drill Rig Operator Training curriculum at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Kevin works out of our Canadian office to enhance sales and service of all our leading product lines.

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.

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.

LaRoy Williams

Service Technician

LaRoy has spent most of his life around heavy machinery. With experience ranging from heavy farm equipment and Soilmec rigs to Leffer oscillators, he now serves as one of our valuable service technicians who has the ability to work on all types of drilling and foundation equipment.

Jaylene Brower

Spare Parts Assistant Manager

With a specialty in Inventory Control and serving as the Assistant Parts Manager for 13 years, Jaylene works closely with her customers to distribute spare parts to keep their machines up and running. With 2 million in spare parts, inventory control is a full time job to keep the customers happy and the machines running.

Jason (Beau) Ashcroft

Service Technician

Beau has 10 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.

Dominic Nielson

Service Technician

Dominic is an asset with 6 years in the oil and gas industry. He has a variety of drilling experience in surface drilling, rat holes, water well drilling, reverse circulation drilling, and drilling for storm drains. He’s also a trained Soilmec mechanic with experience working and driving semi-trucks.

Tyler Nielson

Service Technician

Tyler has 5 years of mechanic and problem solving experience. He has a background in locksmithing and custom fabrication.

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.

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!

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 five 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.

Danielle Canavan

Administrative Assistant

Danielle is dedicated to directing you to the solutions you need. She has over 10+ years of experience as an administrative receptionist and loves to be with animals.

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