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Employees are trained to operate a diverse range of equipment, which ensures your needs are always met, no matter what the scope of work.

Our Team

John Paul WegleitnerPresident & CEO
Chris GourlieExecutive Vice President
Kris MillerProject Manager
Stuart MillerProject Manager
Mike WasylyshenVP of Health & Safety
Steve Hasegawa, BSc P.GeoCPT Division Manager
Shane LucciSaskatchewan Manager

John Paul Wegleitner President & CEO

John Paul (JP) Wegleitner acquired Earth Drilling in August 2012. JP has more than two decades in the industry and vast experience in many diverse geographical locations throughout Alberta and Northern British Columbia. He implements innovative and unconventional drilling methodologies consistently, and with results, on large-scale geotechnical drilling projects.

Chris Gourlie Executive Vice President

Chris Gourlie is the Vice President of Operations and Partner. Chris manages the environmental and geotechnical day-to-day operations of the business, which have a high turn-around rate and consistently evolving scheduling requirements.

Kris Miller Project Manager

Kris Miller is a Project Manager at Earth Drilling. Kris has been in the Drilling Industry since 2005 in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in the Fort McMurray Oilsands. Exposure to large scale projects and the industry’s leading safety standards, Kris embraced the HSE culture and his role quickly grew into Management Positions of HSE Programs throughout Western Canada, and later, into a Project management role. Kris’s role evolved into transferring his knowledge to others through coaching and mentorship, reporting, identifying safety trends and creating useful statistics in the field.

Stuart Miller Project Manager

Stuart Miller is a Project Manager at Earth Drilling. Stuart previously was in the role of HSE Manager at Earth Drilling and brings a lot of those philosophies into Project Management. Before joining Earth Drilling, Stuart held the position of HSE Advisor with Tervita Drilling and Coring Services and Beck Drilling for 4 years. Stuart quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted from HSE Coordinator to HSE Advisor to HSE Lead/Supervisor. Stuart was instrumental in the development of initiatives to elevate and strengthen the HSE culture and standards at Beck/Tervita Drilling and Coring.

Mike Wasylyshen VP of Health & Safety

As VP of Health & Safety for Earth Drilling, Mike is responsible for overseeing the entirety of Earth Drillings Health and Safety Management System and directing new initiatives to strengthen the HSE system, standards and culture of the company.

Steve Hasegawa, BSc P.Geo CPT Division Manager

Shane Lucci Saskatchewan Manager

Shane Lucci is the Saskatchewan Operations Manager at Earth Drilling. For the past five years, Shane previously worked as a Geotechnical and Environmental Drilling Project Manager for Cross Borders Drilling while also leading up its business development and marketing strategies. Shane is a Canadian import from the US who is happily married to his wife Candice of 11 years, and a proud father of his three children, Alivia, Madilynn, and Austin.

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