With our experience and diverse backgrounds within the drilling industry, it was clear to us that there was a gap in the market for a new company to offer a complete solution, as well as the service and support that the equipment require.
Although there are many great products on the market at Stratum Drilling Solutions we believe that good service and support is what separates companies from the rest. We had a very good working relationship for many years, and we thought as a partnership we could create a company that would cater to the requirements of our customers.
I started my career in the drilling industry with H&F Drilling Supplies as a consumable sales-person. H&F was subsequently bought by Atlas Copco, where I continued in sales before moving into a geotechnical project specialist role (global). I remained there for 11 years, after which I joined Numa in international sales covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific.
I started my career with Mining & Piling 28 years ago within the sheet piling sector; from there I progressed to foreman within the company’s minipiling division, covering all aspects of restricted-access applications. I then joined Van Elle as a site foreman with the specialist piling and drilling divisions, moving through many roles over 16 years to senior operations manager overseeing projects in the UK and overseas.