Matrix Drilling Products has hired drilling veteran Art Steelman as director of business development. In a release, Matrix says Steelman will serve as an industry coach and consultant sharing lessons earned from a 35-year career drilling in some of the world’s most challenging ore deposits.

The company says Steelman brings deep knowledge of the mining and drilling industry. He started his career as a drill helper in 1986 at Eklund Drilling in Elko, Nevada. A year later, he was running a drill, and he was promoted to field supervisor in 1999.

Boart Longyear bought Eklund Drilling in 2008 and Steelman became U.S. Division Manager for Reverse Circulation, a role he held for 10 years.

Matrix says Steelman’s career has focused on drilling services to support mineral exploration throughout the Great Basin region, while providing technical support for drillers throughout the world. Steelman’s expertise includes reverse circulation flooded reverse circulation, dual rotary, mud rotary and casing advancing systems.

Customers and potential customers can call 775-778-5842 or email to schedule a consulting session with Steelman.

Matrix Drilling Products manufactures a range of drill rod and tooling for water well, mining and other drilling sectors. The company has facilities in Tennessee and Idaho. For more information, visit