Scott Eaton General Manager
Scott started WCD in 2006, with operations commencing in 2007. Scott's involvement in the drilling industry commenced in 1992 when he started working for Wallis Drilling.
Over time, we worked for some of the largest global drilling companies, both in Australia and overseas. He became convinced that by running a smaller specialist diamond drilling company, he could provide clients with better service and a superior product.
Scott's focus within the company is the safe operation of our rigs. He takes personal responsibility for development and practice of our safety management system. Scott's role is ensuring that all our clients' requirements are met, troubleshooting and mentoring of staff. Scott is available 24/7 to both our crews and clients.
Sarah Eaton Business Development Manager
Although Sarah has been involved with WCD since its inception in 2006, she has only become active within the company since 2009.
Sarah brings a client's perspective to the operation of a drilling company, having spent 23 years as an exploration geologist. Sarah has a B.Sc. in Geology and a M.Sc. in Mining Geology from the renowned Camborne School of Mines. She is a member of the AusIMM.
Sarah's role with WCD is to promote the company, ensure that contracts are optimised to the clientâ€™s requirements and drilling conditions and make sure that WCD focuses strongly not just on production but on core recovery and presentation, surveys, orientations and hole direction to ensure that our clients are provided with the optimum outcome for their drilling program.
Zac Beddis Business Development and Contracts
Zac started with WCD in February 2007 as one of our foundation drill crew.
He has a diverse range of drilling experience including civil horizontal boring and directional tunnelling, mining open cut production drill and blast through to full exploration deep directional diamond drilling. During his time with WCD he forged a proven track record of safe, productive operation, resulting in successful on budget drill programs helped him advance to both Senior Driller then Supervisory roles with us before joining our management team.
His focus within the group is providing a point of introduction and promotion of all our services to potential or current clients. Zac ensures a flexible personalised service to our clients by “The Quality Coring Company” from start to finish.
Pierce Moore Maintenance Manager
Pierce has experience in hydraulics, electrical and general fitting in the diverse fields of the drilling, transport, and agriculture industries, gained over a period of 10 years.
Pierce has an engineering degree in transport acquired the University of Cork in Ireland, Pierce spend most of his time in Ireland as a heavy vehicle mechanic.
On migrating to Australia he got extensive hydraulic experience work in the agriculture industry before joining the mining and drilling industries.
Jeff Boyce Safety and Drilling Coordinator
Jeff joined the WCD team in 2018 and brings with him over 18 years Industry Experience.
Having worked for a number of International Drilling companies across the globe Jeff has extensive supervisory and project management experience in a range of drilling disciplines.
Jeff’s focus with WCD is working with and training all employees to manage, monitor and improve the health and safety standards in the workplace, through Risk Management and behavioural based safety methods.
Jeff has a Cert IV in Workers Health and Safety (WHS) BSB41419. Cert IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 and a Diploma in Drilling RII50615.
West Core has a team of supervisors in the field at all times, they are constantly mentoring and assisting our drillers to ensure a great safety and production outcome for our clients.
Our supervisors have between 10 to 20 years’ experience each and a Certificate 4 in Drilling Operations. They can help overcoming any obstacle, from safely completing drill programs, complex hole planning and specialised mud programs.
If you need your drilling job to have full-time supervision, West Core has just the staff to do it.
Our rigs are staffed by specialist surface diamond drillers who have substantial breadth of experience across the full range of commodity types and drilling conditions.
They are able to successfully undertake contracts ranging from deep directional drilling to shallow geotechnical holes in unconsolidated material. Each rig is managed by the Senior Driller who is responsible for the day to day management of staff and supplies to that rig. Our drillers are ably assisted by our group of drilling offsiders.