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About ECI Drilling International

Our People

ECI Drilling International, LLC has assembled a team of professionals experienced with multinational business operations. This team is prepared to manage the growth and demands of global clientele seeking quality solutions to challenging underground installations. All of our field managers/superintendents have 10 years or more of directional drilling experience and have excellent working knowledge of HDD and the associated tools and equipment used in the horizontal directional drilling industry.

We firmly believe that a combination of key professionals possessing a commitment to quality will produce results for ECI and its clients. ECI personnel have earned various awards including the completion of the world record lateral crossing and prestigious subcontractor of the year designation. ECI’s outstanding management team is comprised of some of the most capable and experienced administrative and operational personnel in the industry.

The Most Sought After Infrastructure Expert.


Our Values, Focus and Vision are an integral part of our spirit and central to our continued growth and success. Business decisions will be consistent with our values and employee performance will be evaluated for consistency with our values. I expect us to embrace our Values, Focus and Vision and make them a part of our daily activities.

Rolando E. Acosta


Improving America’s infrastructure one challenging project at a time.


“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin.

  • Our reputation is of utmost importance and outweighs everything.
  • We do what is right, not what is easy.
  • We deliver high quality projects with integrity.
  • We proudly represent the name on our hard hat every day.


“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

  • We outperform our competition because we are focused in our effort to plan the work and solve problems.
  • We are enthusiastic about every challenging project we build.
  • Hard work might exhaust us, but we give our best effort because we care.


“Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work.” – Vince Lombardi

  • We use “we” and not “I.” “We” signifies you are part of an organization larger than yourself. “I” implies you are only concerned about your self-interest.
  • We involve employees in decision-making. We ensure the entire team feels a part of the company’s growth.
  • We win as a Team and we lose as Team; we are committed to working as Team.

Experienced with multinational business operations


Dustin Brasher

Vice President/General Manager

Dustin began his Career in the HDD industry with ECI in 1999, completing projects throughout North America and Puerto Rico before pursuing his degree. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Finance he returned to horizontal directional drilling. For the next 8 years Dustin traveled throughout North America, South America and Japan as a Guidance Engineer at Horizontal Technology Inc., completing HDD projects with a wide range of complexity for numerous contractors. After extensive traveling Dustin took the opportunity to rejoin ECI Drilling International, LLC as the Estimator/Engineer and Project Manager. His knowledge of HDD guidance tools, HDD drill designs and portfolio of completed projects assist ECI in providing various solutions targeting the increasing challenges within the Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry. Dustin currently serves as the Vice President/General Manager of ECI Drilling overseeing all facets of the company’s operations and strategic planning initiatives.

Vice President/Chief Engineer

Greg joined the HDD industry in 1992 spending the first 10 years in the field with ECI in supporting roles including Guidance Engineer, Project Coordinator and Project Manager before returning to work in the home office. With a working knowledge of all aspects in horizontal directional drilling, Greg utilizes his 27 years of experience including HDD design and estimating to bring projects from conception to completion. He has worked with numerous Owners, Engineers and Environmental Specialists on a variety of challenging projects using non-traditional applications, including the first offshore U.S. windfarm, military surveillance and the deepest underwater ocean camera installation.

Operations Manager

John began his career in Operations in 1990 when he joined the US Army as an Operations Specialist for the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment). As a member of the USASOC (United States Army Special Operations Command). John traveled throughout the world planning and conducting missions for the Joint Operations Command. After 9 years in the US Armed Services John decided to pursue a career in Horizontal Directional Drilling. For the next 10 years John traveled throughout the Americas and Taiwan as a Guidance Engineer at Horizontal Technology and Driver Pipeline.

In 2009 John took the opportunity to move back into the Operations field by accepting the position of General Manager for Driver Pipelines HDD Division. As the General Manager, John was responsible for the oversight of 11 HDD rigs and 50+ employees. John currently serves as the Operations Manager for ECI Drilling International, LLC. where he is responsible for overseeing all drilling operations, job production, equipment maintenance and safety. His 29 years of operational experience both in the military and the construction industry assist ECI in providing comprehensive solutions to our clients from construction to completion.


We are committed to achieving an accident free workplace. Proactive involvement, personal responsibility, personal accountability, and continuous individual improvement are expected of all employees, subcontractors, vendors and clients. Safety is of utmost importance in the planning of all work, and every one of our employees embrace his/her role in successfully implementing our Safety Program.

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