People Making a difference

The heart of PRO-DRILL is its people and values that drive them. The way we treat our team is a direct reflection on how they treat our most important asset, our customers. We have a large and stable team of 20 people. The PRO-DRILL team are passionate about the business and have a collective experience in the Drilling Industry of 170 years.

Attitude / Effort / Success

This is a passion that is manifested through our focus on our customers’ needs and the resulting long term relationships underpinned by our non-negotiable approach to quality.
Professional and highly trained staff selected from our team will be assigned to your Contract.

Key Staff

Russell Sherwin : General Manager

Russell has 40 years experience in the drilling Industry and has worked on drilling projects throughout the world. Over the last 40 years there are not many drilling problems Russell has not encountered and found solutions to. Russell is passionate about the business and thrives on working with customers to leverage PRO-DRILL's experience to get the best and most cost effective drilling solution. Twenty three years ago he founded PRO–DRILL since then PRO–DRILL has become a leader in its chosen niche as a specialist Geotechnical and Environmental Drilling Company.

Under Russell's management PRO–DRILL  has grown to be one of the largest and most professional privately owned specialist Geotechnical and Environmental drilling companies in New Zealand.
Russell is a former Council Member of the New Zealand Drillers Federation (NZDF) and is a pioneer of the New Zealand drilling Industry.

graemeGraeme (Plank) Sherwin :  Operations Manager / Quality and Health and Safety Manager

Graeme (Plank) Sherwin is Russell’s right hand man. Plank has over 32 years of experience in the International drilling Industry. Twenty three years ago he was a founding staff member of PRO – DRILL.Plank is passionate about the business and is a recognized Industry expert in Drilling techniques, Project and man management and importantly Health and Safety.



For more information on our team, please contact us