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Donnelly to lead Summit Drilling's South Jersey Operations

Move Signals Strong Performance in the Region and Preparation for Expansion into Surrounding States.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ, March 18, 2011. Summit Drilling, one of the Northeast’s largest environmental drilling companies has promoted Tory Donnelly to Vice President of Operations for their southern New Jersey operation. Ms. Donnelly was serving the company as Director of Petroleum Product Accounts at Summit's headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ. "Tory has taken on a leadership position from the first week she arrived at Summit", states Summit President and CEO, Robert R. Kreilick, Jr. "Our focus on southern New Jersey is due to our increasing activity there in combination with our planned geographic expansion. We're very confident in Tory's ability to take the reins and steer this effort."

Ms. Donnelly is a 20-year veteran in the environmental consulting business with experience in regulatory compliance, project management, account management and health & safety. Prior to joining Summit Drilling, Ms. Donnelly held multiple positions with Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. of Neptune, New Jersey. "Coming from the client side of the business into Summit Drilling is a unique opportunity", states Ms. Donnelly. "How often in a career can you bring extensive direct customer insights to an operation who will serve them?" Ms. Donnelly has already put that experience to work at Summit. Since coming on board in July of 2009, she has expanded Summit's safety program enabling them to successfully service petroleum accounts. She has worked hand-in-hand with Summit's Director of Health and Safety Denis Crayon and has implemented a rigorous behavior-based health and safety methodology. Ms. Donnelly was clear that these same programs and disciplines would continue in their South Jersey operation.

"My goal is to run an efficient office with dependable and well maintained equipment", offers Ms. Donnelly. "But most importantly", Donnelly adds, "I want to support the excellence and talent my field teams deliver every day." Ms. Donnelly also added that Summit has enabled her to continue in an industry that she loves and the ability to work with so many of her peers and industry friends established throughout the years. "Our South Jersey field team reminds me of many people I've worked with in the past", states Ms. Donnelly. "They are very experienced and have worked together for years, so they know each others strengths and are very efficient in the field. I imagine they are very much like Summit Drilling was when they started – a small energetic group of people who are proud of the work they do"

With an expansion initiative in Summit's strategic plan, strengthening management in key geographic territories was the next logical move according to Summit Drilling's Chief Marketing Officer, Santo Auriemma. "Summit Drilling believes that building its business in the southern region of New Jersey will establish a strong foundation for further expansion into neighboring states", states Mr. Auriemma. "Our business has grown steadily there for the past two years and is forecasted to continue growing as we add strong management onsite, equipment and additional resources to the operation. We are expanding our services, competencies and equipment to become a more complete and integrated solution", concludes Mr. Auriemma. "We have heard from many of our larger accounts that partners who can offer more services at a high level would be of great value to them", adds Ms. Donnelly. "It requires fewer vendors and fewer components to manage which translates to far greater efficiency on projects for our customers".

Summit Drilling is a leading environmental services company offering drilling, direct push sampling, sonic technology and injection expertise. For more information about Summit’s extensive array of services, call 800-242-6648. Summit is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey with a regional office in Delran, NJ.

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