October 2019 Vol. 74 No. 10


In Memoriam

William (“Bill”) Riel, well-known and accomplished in the field of directional drilling, died Aug. 7, in Orrville, Ohio, at age 74. A mechanical engineer who graduated from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked in the field of directional drilling for most of his professional career. He was employed at Barbco, in Canton, Ohio, and was considered a pioneer of directional drilling, having designed and implemented many concepts and products for the underground equipment industry.

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