John M. Gregg

John Gregg is founder and President of Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc. He started the company in 1985 and has grown it over the past 32 years to become a leader in the industry. Gregg Drilling is known for high quality site investigations and an excellent safety records. Mr. Gregg prides himself in the personnel at Gregg Drilling and their commitment to the company. Many employees have been with Gregg Drilling for over 20-years.He manages over 200 people in six locations within California and Texas. Through Gregg Drilling’s marine division, John has developed advanced systems for seafloor sampling which have worked at great depths in oceans around the world.

John is founder and Director of the Western Flyer Foundation which is currently restoring the historic vessel that was used by author John Steinbeck on his voyage to the Sea of Cortez in 1940. He hopes to grow the Western Flyer Foundation and provide outreach and education to under-served communities along the West Coast. He wants the Foundation to specialize in merging the arts and science together in a holistic approach to learning and hopefully inspire the next generation of biologists, environmentalists, artists and researchers.

John has a bachelors degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School of Mines.