A Dream is the future hidden until you least expect it.
Such as it was/is with me, Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones, Co-Founder, President, CEO, and Managing Publisher of WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. I had various factors in my life leading me in different directions; travel agent, vehicle dealership manager, law office manager, cattle rancher, and more. But little did I ever imagine, all my “hands-on” learning would lead me to be a publisher of such a world renowned magazine. Sometimes when I’m sitting at my desk working on something, I stop as I hear everyone working together: learning, sharing, and bringing together every detail to make this company the success it is. It amazes me each and every day, and I am so very proud of each and every one of them. This is our history.
WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. is a direct resource for anyone in the drilling industry. While the company is a top search on Google, it first began as simply a dream of founder Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones over 18 years ago. She spent several years working in the industry representing prominent magazines and earned a reputation as a fair-minded, trustworthy individual with the drilling industry’s best interest at heart.
Her roles in magazines such as the former National Drillers Buyers Guide; National Ground Water’s Drilling Marketplace; and her own company, International Drillers’ Choice (as USA representative for Australasian Drilling and GeoDrilling International) were varied and gave her a broad grasp of the entire drilling industry.
Feeling a desire to help each area of drilling with a special magazine focusing on the drilling professional and their needs, she went forward with the help of Co-Founder W. C. “Doc” Faison, as well as several investors and incorporated WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. on September 3rd, 2003.
The company began with only three employees, no database of subscribers, no advertiser base, but many, many contacts from years of working with the wonderful people in the drilling industry. This was the gateway to the now over 36,000 subscribers and countless readers online, who welcome WorldWide Drilling Resource® into their living rooms, offices, and rigs each month.
Subscriptions to WorldWide Drilling Resource® are FREE thanks to the support of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors worldwide. The advertiser base continues to grow as each new issue unfolds and the magazine continues to be distributed the world over.
The number of trade events covered by WorldWide Drilling Resource® ranging from 15-46 – with Made in America 2021 recently added to their list. At the majority of those events the WWDR Team (with the symbolic red jackets) is readily identified. The staff has grown, and many ask, “How can they do all that?” You see, this WWDR Team not only researches, prepares the magazine, they also handle the databases, marketing, website(s), and more. It’s through the dedication of each and every one of them that provides the best service possible. With a “tagline” like, Home of Solid Gold Service ~ with a Smile!™, they mean it and can’t be beat.
Keeping up with new developments, the WWDR Team is continually updating and adding to its magazine to better serve the drilling industry. Safety became a major focus in 2009, prompting the WWDR Team to donate a special section of the magazine just to Safety, but in November 2013, it was decided, Safety is a major factor in all drilling, so it was merged into all sections.
According to Ronnie, the future looks very bright for this up-and-coming young company. With the continued support of its terrific advertisers, avid readers, camaraderie with the local, state, national, and international associations, knowledgeable and experienced writers, and wonderful, hard-working staff, there is no telling what impact this dream will have on our industry and the drilling professionals who make this their life’s work.
Most recently, Ronnie has rejuvenated Doc Faison’s (deceased) original National Drillers Buyers Guide “Where the buyer and seller meet”™ tabloid publication. Its original logo, tabloid size, and monthly PRINT publication begins in June with a sample of future issues. She feels once again, the need is here, and this dedicated team at WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc., is working in Association with National Drillers Buyers Guide, Inc. to fill that need. The best of two worlds join together for an industry that is vital to our everyday lives.
“WorldWide‘s” mission is to serve the industry we have a lot of respect and admiration for – DRILLING – across the globe and beyond. WorldWide Drilling Resource Drilling® Magazine brings the most up-to-date information, services, equipment, and technology to the forefront to enable you, whether you are a driller, supplier, distributor, or manufacturer, to perform your job with the least amount of effort possible, with the best results. In addition, these magazine articles are a great resource for anyone working in the drilling industry – from the president to the clerk, to the shop, to the owner, they will aid you in your everyday work. Try it, it’s FREE.
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