Retired But Not Forgotten


Retired But Not Forgotten

April 1, 2016 was a bittersweet day for Cactus Drilling. The company celebrated 21 retirees by hosting a barbecue at headquarters, commemorating each individual’s commitment to service.

“I’ve been working in the oilfield since 1975,” said retiree Mike Croisant. “Cactus has some of the best people in the industry, including Ron Tyson. I don’t know how he does it. I love this company. I will always love this company. It’s been quite a ride. Retirement has been an adjustment, especially for my wife, but we are looking forward to crossing things off our bucket list.”

More than 100 friends and family members gathered to wish our alumni good luck in future endeavors. The 21 retirees had a combined total of 159 years working at Cactus Drilling. They will certainly be missed.

Hank Badertscher — Toolpusher

Steve Cosgrove — Toolpusher

Mike Croisant — Electrical Manager

David Dennis — Superintendent

Ray Dowdy — Toolpusher

Clayton Habekott — Toolpusher 

Butch Hebert — Toolpusher

Jackie Herndon — Toolpusher

David Hill — Accountant

Paul Ketchum — Superintendent 

Ricky Kuehn — Cook

Dick Lipe — Toolpusher

Bobby McMullen — Toolpusher

Ike Moore — Yard Manager

Steve Nidey — Toolpusher

Gary Noland — Mud Pump Specialist

Steve Pratt — Toolpusher

Robert Speck — Toolpusher

Butch White — Toolpusher Trainer

Scott Wilder — Toolpusher

Tana Wyalie — Payroll Manager