About Alton Drilling
Cory has been Managing Director of Alton Drilling since 2006. He oversees all aspects of the business, and is our key contact for Rig Sales and Drilling enquiries.
Head Office Manager
Emma is our Administrative Manager who keeps all aspects of the the operation running smoothly. Talk to Emma for Administration and Accounts enquiries’ .
HSE & Training Manager
Human Resources Manager
Bernadette comes with many years experience in HR, she is our key HR contact and partner to drive objectives and program implementation. Her focus include Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Performance Development, Organisational Effectiveness, and Culture.
Surface Project Leader
Aaron has 28 years industry Surface and Underground experience in various parts of the world. From mineral exploration, diamond, RC, RAB, tubex, simcase, DDHH, geothermal, CSG, coal exploration, geotech, seismic, quarry work, to heliwork. Aaron plays a big part in the day to day surface operations.
Underground Project Leader
Fabian has been in the industry for 16 years predominantly working on exploration surface projects both here in New Zealand and abroad. He has worked on a multitude of projects using various methods including Geo Technic, Siesmic, coal exploration and deep hole exploration. Fabians primary role is ensuring all aspects of the Underground Drilling operations in Waihi are carried out to our clients and Alton Drilling standards.
Alton Drilling Trainer Supervisor, backed with 32 years in the Drilling Industry, with extensive knowledge in Geotechnical, Exploration, Geothermal Well Control, and Site Investigation Drilling Methods as well having a strong knowledge of safety practices, risk analysis Systems and policies. Certified in Drilling Operations, Qualified NZQA Workplace assessor & Registered MITO NZ Workplace Assessor in Non-hydrocarbon drilling.
Chris is our roaming Maintenance Engineer and can be found on any one of our sites servicing our equipment or helping solve challenges for our customers.
Macraes Surface/Underground Project Leader
Matt has been in the industry for 13 years and has a wide range of experience both underground and on the surface operating rigs drilling wireline BQ-HQ, conventional LTK60 and RC drilling in New Zealand and Australia. He is in charge of the day to day smooth running of our Macraes operation both surface and underground.