Key Personnel

Steve Rule - Managing Director

Steve Rule - Managing Director

Steve has more than 25 years experience working in the drilling industry and major underground Mine Stabilisation Schemes. Trained as an Engineering Geologist and Mining Engineer in Colorado (1985-89), employed as a Resident Geotechnical Engineer with Arup (1990-94) on numerous Limestone Mine Infilling Contracts in the West Midlands. Engineer with M&J Drilling from 1994-1999. Consulting Geotechnical Engineer from 1999 to 2006, returned to M&J Drilling in 2007.

Steve Brown - Plant Director

Steve Brown - Plant Director

Steve has been an integral part of the team at M&J Drilling since its formation in 1982. Employed as Plant Manager from 1982 to 2003, and Plant Director since 2003. Responsible for Major Plant Procurement, Specialist Fabrication, Plant and Transport logistics, Building development and maintenance, Plant Safety, Development of ancillary plant for drilling and grouting operations.

Pat Murray - Contract Manager

Pat Murray - Contracts Director

Pat has almost 30 years experience working on Civil Engineering, Drilling and Mine Stabilisation Projects. NEBOSH Qualified Health & Safety Manager (2005). Overall responsibility for the day to day management of all our drilling sites.

Steve Stanley - Plant Manager

Steve Stanley - Plant Manager

Steve Stanley has been with M&J Drilling since 1993. He is an extremely experienced plant and hydraulic systems engineer. Since 2003 he has been our Plant Manager, responsible for all aspects of plant management and maintenance. He heads up our team of experienced plant fitters.

Scott Johnson - Senior Project Engineer

Scott Johnson - Contracts Manager

Scott has been with M&J Drilling since 2002, he is a qualified Land Surveyor, FGS, MIMMM and IEng. Scott formerly worked with Arup (1988-2002) in the Civils and Geotechnics Departments, involved with a number of Major Civil Engineering Schemes. He is responsible for the Engineering Supervision of Drilling Works.

Keith Noble - Senior Project Engineer

Keith Noble - Senior Project Engineer

Keith joined M&J Drilling in March 2015, and holds a BSc Geology (Hons), has been a MIMMM since 2010 and a CGeol and Fellow of the Geological Society since 2011. From 2001 to 2015 Keith was a Senior Geologist with Johnson Poole & Bloomer based out of their head office in Brierley Hill and has many years of experience supervising drilling works across the UK. As our Senior Project Engineer, Keith is responsible for the overall supervision of a number of drilling sites as well as the preparation and production of Estimates and many of our works completion reports.

Robert Stokes - Project Engineer / Buyer

Robert Stokes - Project Engineer / Buyer

Robert joined M&J Drilling in November 2014, and is a CSM Alumnus having attained his BSc Mining Engineering Degree at the Camborne School of Mines (Exeter University). As a Project Engineer, Robert handles much of the day to day buying responsibilities for our site operations as well as managing the records for many of our ongoing drilling projects.

Jack Cottam - Project Engineer

Jack Cottam - Project Engineer

Jack joined M&J Drilling in January 2016 having spent the previous 3 years with Halliburton Sperry, mostly in the North Sea undertaking Drill Mudlogging. Jack has a BSc Geology degree from Plymouth University and as a Project Engineer is responsible for a number of site operations and managing the records for many of our ongoing drilling projects.

Isabel Mason - Office Manager

Isabel Mason - Office Manager

Isabel has been with M&J Drilling since 1987, initially employed as our Secretary, Receptionist and Accounts Clerk, she has been the Office Manager now for a number of years and is responsible for general office administration.

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