Brock Yordy grew up in west Michigan drilling for his father’s water well company. He graduated from Western Michigan University, where he studied environmental science and ground water. He started his professional career as a Drilling Fluids Engineer for Baroid IDP, a Halliburton company. Since then he has worked in all forms of drilling including; water well, geothermal, geotechnical, tunneling, construction, HDD, wireline coring, and large diameter shaft drilling. In 2008, Brock created a drilling fluids management plan for a 20ft diameter reverse circulation project. The project was the first of its kind in the United States. He was also involved in the first phase of the Ball State Geothermal Project; he was part of the drilling fluids design and solids control for the first 1800 holes. In 2010, Brock developed a training program for the United States Military for water well drilling in the Middle East and Africa. In 2011 Brock went on to work as Project Manager on a new solids control technology for Baroid IDP, a Halliburton company. He implemented the system in major mines all over the world which has given him extensive international drilling experience. Brock currently works for GEFCO as a Product Manager. He is in charge of the development and R&D of the new solids control systems. Throughout his career Brock has been fortunate enough to work on drilling fluid management programs with BHP, Kinross, Frontier-Kemper, Barrick, and the United States Military. He is currently working with the Red Horse Air Force drilling program. You can read Brock’s columns about solids control and safety in the National Driller drilling magazine.