Meet our Emerging Drillers. This video series honors models of success in trades like drilling so the next generation can see themselves operating heavy equipment, or in the important scientific and engineering work those operators execute or make possible. Featured here is Ben Wolfe, a driller in Honduras. Wolfe talks about that “feeling you get” providing water for people, and why he chose drilling.

“You don’t get into the daily grind. … It’s every single day is changing, and I like that. I like the challenge. … You basically have to continue to learn because if you don’t, well, you’re kind of screwed. So I like that. And I love that it’s got a little bit of everything.”

Watch the video to hear Ben’s story. Emerging Drillers are early-career professionals showing potential for leadership and long-term contributions to the industry. These Emerging Drillers may just inspire others to follow.

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