Drilling Pioneer Dies
June 1, 2002
Robert Collins, a pioneer and leader in the drilling industry, recently passed away. With his brother Wayne, Robert bought Gus Pech Mfg. Co. from his father, W.O. Collins, in 1950. Robert bought Wayne's portion of the business and it was incorporated in 1965, with Robert as president. In 1986, Robert's sons, Cris and Gregg bought the company, with Cris as president. Our sympathies go out to the family and employees of Gus Pech Mfg. Co.