At International Drilling Equipment, we take pride in the expertise and dedication of our team members. Our success in providing high-quality drilling equipment and services to our clients is a direct result of the knowledge, hard work, and commitment of our employees. Today, we are proud to highlight Matt Dillion.

Matt has been with IDE for what will be fourteen years in November. His knowledge, experience, dedication, and work ethic make him an invaluable team member. Read more about Matt below!

What is your favorite part about working at IDE?

The people.


What do you think makes you unique as a team member?

I consider myself an outside-the-box thinker and I think that has helped me be me here.


What do you enjoy most about your job, and what are some of the challenges you face?

The constant peak and valley of our business.


Can you share a project or accomplishment you’re particularly proud of that you worked on during your time here?

The Billy Bishop Airport project.  The only access to this airport was by ferry and they wanted to create a pedestrian tunnel that went under Lake Ontario.    I worked with the contractor to put together all equipment and tooling for the entry and exit shafts for a tunnel that went under Lake Ontario.  This included 2 B300XP units, 1000mm casing, and all tooling to perform the secant piles on the job.  Once the secant piles were installed and excavated a C7 was provided to install all tiebacks needed.


How do you stay motivated and engaged in your work, and what advice would you give to others who are struggling with motivation?

The daily different challenges typically keep me motivated.  I have always liked the more complex projects that require a different angle.


How do you collaborate with your colleagues and team members, and what qualities do you think are essential for effective teamwork?

 I have always liked a team or collaborative conversation.  Two heads have always been better than 1.  I like to get multiple opinions on situations or jobs that I am working on.  It is easy to miss small details.  When you have several sets of eyes that are looking from different viewpoints, you tend to talk out a lot of things that may have been overlooked or not thought of.


How do you balance your work responsibilities with your personal life, and what strategies do you use to maintain that balance?

This can be a tough one.  I try to take advantage of any time I have with my family as schedules can change rapidly.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

My son plays baseball and at this stage of our lives if I’m not at work I’m typically doing something revolving around him and baseball. Over the last 2 years we have done a lot of traveling with baseball going to Cooperstown, NY, Branson, MO, and Charleston, SC to name a few.


What is something that you are proud of about yourself?

 I have always considered myself a very loyal person that always tries to do the right thing.


If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?

Australia,  I have always had a curiosity about the culture there.