Wayne Gregory: A Decade at Ranger Drilling

August 1, 2018

Wayne Gregory: A Decade at Ranger Drilling

Ranger Drilling celebrates ten years of service from the indispensable Wayne Gregory. Wayne joined the team in 2008 at a mechanic, over his time here working as a fitter and eventually moving into a senior supervisor role.

Long-time workmate Ryan Johnson told us that Wayne often jokes that his occasional back pain is “from carrying me all these years.” Wayne’s a skilled worker, always living up to his ethos of ‘go hard or go home’, setting the standard for our junior staff to aspire to.

With over a decade at Ranger, Wayne has plenty of stories, with one career highlight being getting all Ranger Drilling employees a free pass into Karijini national park. He’s also renowned as not being the most culinarily talented bloke in the team, at least one time throwing whole onions into the oven when it was his turn to cook. There’s also a rumour that his occasionally fiery demeanour stems from a one time incident of drinking acetylene.

Reportedly a hard man to impress, he does reward staff fairly for work well done, and the team has grown an affection for his direct (some say abrupt) leadership style.

As one team-member told us: “When I first met Wayne, I thought, ‘He reckons I’m a useless character, so I need to prove him wrong.’ But so far I have not achieved this… no one has!”

A lot has changed since Wayne began with Ranger, a scruffy blow-in starting his career at Perth Yard. He’s now a proud father of two and husband of one, saying that the births of his children have been the happiest moments of his life.

Wayne’s advice to the newbies joining the team: “Delete Facebook!” and, “Happy wife, happy life.”

We highly value the work and effort that Wayne has put into the business over the last ten years and look forward to another decade of memories.