Summit Drilling Rings In The New Year by Welcoming Another Industry Veteran to the Family

Joan Baer Joins Summit fortifying the Company’s Rapidly Growing South Jersey Regional Office

Summit Drilling has announced the hiring of Joan Baer, a 25-year drilling industry veteran. Ms. Baer comes to Summit Drilling after 15 years as General Manager of another regional drilling company. Her experience there was diverse and included sales & marketing, project management, customer service, human resources development, health & safety, bids, contract negotiation and operational budgeting.

I think the addition of Joan will be a tremendous boost for us in terms of customer satisfaction“, adds Rick Davis, Summit’s Regional Vice President of Operations – South. “Joan’s accomplishments in the field combined with her experience in operations will provide customers with a highly experienced individual who can discuss technical aspects about our services and equipment while resolving potential challenges in the field effectively. As we continue to grow, this is the type of individual our customers can count on.

Pictured left to right: Estimating Manager, Charles Daugherty, Regional Vice President of Operations, Rick Davis and Joan Baer, Sr. Project Manager.

As Summit’s newest Sr. Project Manager, Ms. Baer brings extraordinary knowledge to Summit Drilling’s fast growing South Jersey operation. “The decision to make a move after 24 years with the same company was difficult. The decision to accept a position with Summit was easy”, offers Ms. Baer. ” Joining Summit Drilling is a fantastic opportunity for me. They are setting new standards for how contractors in the drilling industry operate. The investments they have made in people, equipment and their Health & Safety program is bound to bring great returns to the company, their clients and employees alike. I just like the way they do things”, concludes Ms. Baer.

In addition to adding top-notch individuals to their roster, Summit Drilling is also recognizing the talents of existing team members. In the last quarter of 2013, the company promoted Tory Donnelly to Executive Vice President & COO. “Summit is continuing to grow and change”, offers Ms. Donnelly. “We began by addressing the tough questions. We wanted to understand from our customer’s perspective how to become a better company“, adds Ms. Donnelly. “All of this hard work is why people like Rick Davis, Dermot Dillon, Jennifer Karen, John Passananti, John Coyle, Bob Hough, Ron Barber, Bill Shinn and so many others here are raising the bar in our industry. The future looks very bright from this view“.