Bill Maloney is an experienced and dedicated West Virginia business and community leader. He is a conservative who is willing to lead by example, stand by his principles and values, and put the needs of West Virginians first.
Bill’s leadership experience in the business world and in service to his community runs deep. No stranger to hard work, he worked his way up from rig hand to project engineer to founder and executive of leading global drilling companies.
Bill was a co-founder and executive at North American Drillers, North American Pump and Supply Company and Shaft Drillers International (SDI). He grew North American Drillers from a two-person business in 1984 to become the world-leader in large-diameter shaft drilling for mining and other industries. Bill sold his share of the business in 2006. Currently, he is a drilling consultant and the principal of Cow Run Energy and Drill Leader.
An active investor in numerous start-up companies and community organizations, Bill is committed to helping others succeed. He doesn’t just invest in ideas or business plans, he invests in people. Bill believes people make all the difference.
Bill has been actively involved with the West Virginia Angel Network, providing needed financial support and guidance to entrepreneurial efforts to diversify West Virginia’s economy in such areas as engineering and construction, specialized manufacturing, banking, media, medical technology, software, and natural resource development. He is also a past president of the Greater Morgantown Community Trust.
Bill is the founder of the Mine Rescue Drilling Fund, which was established to provide critical assistance for mine rescues in the United States and abroad. He started the fund following his efforts in the successful rescue of 33 trapped miners in Chile in 2010. Convinced their expertise could aid in the rescue of the miners, Bill and his drilling colleagues took action and were the driving force behind rescue “Plan B,” which helped to free the miners.
Bill is an active member of the Society of Mining Engineers, the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute, the West Virginia Farm Bureau, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Water Well Association. He is a past chairman of the West Virginia chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
Bill, 53, has been married to Sharon Maloney for over 31 years. They have two daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild. The Maloneys reside in Monongalia County and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. Bill is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in industrial engineering.