The Team
The Team


Matt May                          

Managing Director                                       

With over 15 years drilling experience with various companies within Australia

and overseas. Matt is component in all aspects of percussion drilling. He has

drilled extensively across Western Australia and successfully advanced to

management positions through his thorough and diligent approach to the drilling

industry. He carries to VM knowledge and experience which can be attributed to

the success VM Drilling have achieved since opening their doors in 2004


Chris Vollmer

Operations Director                                                                                                            

Chris has been in the Goldfields for nearly 15 years and has earned a respectable

reputation as a very proficient RC Drill operator with time at both Layne Drilling

and Mckay Drilling before forming VM Drilling with Matt. Chris has bought his

expertise in to manage and oversee operations at VM Drilling alongside Matt for

the past 10 years.


Dave Eddy

Operations Manager

Dave joined the VM Drilling team in October 2016 as the Operations Manager.  He has worked with various companies in many positions, most recently as a Drilling Supervisor and Projects Coordinator for a large drilling contractor.  He also has previous experience as a Site Manager and as a Senior Driller working on various drill rigs throughout Australia, Africa and Saudi Arabia. Dave’s experience in the drilling industry ranges over Aircore, Reverse Circulation, Blast Hole Drilling and Diamond Drilling. Dave brings his particular skill sets on board to ensure the smooth running of VM Drilling across multiple operations as well as drill scheduling and personnel rostering.


Office Administration

Dave Bowen Bse/Bus, Cpa
Financial Controller  

Dave has in house control of all VM Drilling finances and brings a broad knowledge

of accounting with him, he has worked internationally for some five years including

“KPMG" in Singapore for two years before returning to "Ernst and Young" as senior

auditor for a year and now settling in Kalgoorlie. He has a firm knowledge of the drilling
industry and a good understanding of what is required in our

ever-changing industry.



Anthony McCartney
Maintenance Manager

Anthony, better known as "Macca" joined the VM Drilling crew in August 2011. Macca  is responsible for the operations and running of our fully equipped workshop in consultation with Matt and Chris.  Macca has a qualified team of Drill Fitters and Boilermakers underneath him. Macca coordinates the jobs of all personnel he is responsible for in regards to servicing and continual maintenance of our fleet of Rigs, Support Trucks and Light Vehicles.  Macca also has a certificate IV in Automotive Service & Repair and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessing, ensuring him to assist in technical support and field service when necessary.


Grant Carson
Drill Supervisor     

Grant has been operating R.C. Rigs in the goldfields for over twenty years and has an extensive knowledge and experience on all types of equipment. Grant is considered our "hands on" supervisor with 100% of his time spent on site at the Rigs teaching VM operating staff profficient methods of drilling. Grant has a proven reputation in the drilling industry and is well respected amongst his co-workers.