Bill Poupis

Senior Vice President, Operations

Bill Poupis is the Senior Vice President of Operations for the California and Northeast regions. He is a geologist and drilling expert who has worked in the industry for nearly 40 years, and ensures his clients have the right people and technologies on every project. Bill oversees more than 200 employees across six locations, and leads them in performing safe and high quality work that hits project benchmarks and budgets.

Over the course of his career, Bill has provided drilling and related services for environmental, geotechnical, geothermal and oil and gas applications. He spent years perfecting technology for drilling and installing horizontal wells for oil production and, later, for environmental applications.

In his current role, Bill helps clients and junior environmental services professionals better understand drilling best practices, technologies, and applications. He shares his subject matter expertise in Cascade webinars and blog posts (like this one), as well as with clients who are facing drilling obstacles.

Bill’s ability to reimagine existing equipment for new purposes and work creatively on difficult projects makes him an ideal partner for clients facing challenging site conditions.

Bill Poupis

Education: B.S. Geology - Arizona State University, 1980; Murchison Drilling School Blowout Prevention, 1985; Management Development Program - University of Utah, 1987