“Our field staff, manufacturing staff and our clients are supported by our professional and friendly management team.”

Jelle Terpstra, P.Eng

On September 15, 2010 Jelle took over as President of Cartwright Drilling Inc. and became responsible for all operations.  Jelle has been active in the development of Cartwright Drilling Inc. from a one-drill operation in 1995 to our present day accomplishments.

From Incorporation in May 1995 until September 14, 2010 Jelle had been Secretary-Treasurer of Cartwright Drilling Inc.   As such he was largely responsible for administration and compliance but also in bid preparation and contract planning and implementation.

From 1974 until 2007 Jelle operated his own consulting engineering firm Terpstra Engineering Limited first in St. John’s, NL and later in Goose Bay, NL. He retired from this career in 2007.

Jelle C. Terpstra (Jr.)

Vice President
Jelle Terpstra Jr started out in the summer of 2005 in the mountains of Greenland as a drillers helper where he quickly became familiar with perma-frost. Shortly thereafter became a driller and is currently holding one of the companies top shift records. He is now heavily involved in the day to day operations as well as the implementation and development of the company’s top notch safety program.