The Driller has announced media sales veteran Mike Balzano as the new publisher for The Driller. He takes the reins from Sarah Harding, who moves into a Group Publisher role for sister brands ACHR NEWS, Engineered Systems and Mission Critical.

“It has been my privilege and honor to lead The Driller for these years as Publisher,” Harding says. “It has been a time of change for the publishing industry and we at The Driller have been at the forefront with a fantastic team that is focused on our readers and advertisers. Please join me in congratulating Mike Balzano on his new promotion and role as publisher.”

Balzano has been with The Driller parent company BNP Media since 2013, including the last 6 years as Associate Publisher of SNIPS. He has over 25 years of media experience.

“I am humbled and honored to be tasked with continuing the tradition of service that The Driller has provided for our great industry for so many years,” Balzano says. “We will never lose focus of our primary goal, to provide timely and relevant information to our audience, information that will enable them to run their businesses more efficiently, which in turn helps the entire industry grow.”

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