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Meet Our Team

With a combined experience of over 100 years in the drilling industry, our knowledgable and dedicated team know the business inside out, and are always happy to help.

Infinity Tool Mfg manufacture an industry-leading line of PDC bits, down-the-hole bits, horizontal directional drilling consumables and drilling accessories.

With our American facility utilizing state-of-the art machinery, along with a combined experience of over 100 years in the drilling industry, Infinity takes that extra step in providing a top quality product.

Our products include PDC BITS, PDC REAMERS, DIRECTIONAL HAMMER BITS, DTH BITS, DTH HOLE OPENERS, DRAG BITS, CABLE TOOL BITS, TRICONES and TRICONE HOLE OPENERS.

As well as our off the shelf product range, we can custom make drilling products that are suited to Oil & Gas, Mining, Geothermal & Water Well, Construction, Horizontal Directional Drilling & Geotechnical markets.

We are proud to deliver industry-leading standards of manufacturing and innovation from our home in the heart of the midwest.

Infinity Tool MFG are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Todd Taylor

TODD TAYLOR

PARTNER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Todd Taylor is Currently Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Infinity Tool Mfg. Todd, with Kenny Sentel, formed Infinity with the goal of providing high quality American made products to the world. Infinity was built and tooled with the drilling industry in mind.

While in high school Todd started an early education in machining, moving into the drilling industry to manufacture DTH drill bits immediately afterwards, as well as since acquiring a college degree in CNC machining. He has been a successful business operator and forerunner of the industry since, assisting the progression of many drilling tools and methods while establishing record breaking designs throughout his career: he completed his first patent in 2013 and anticipates many more to come.

Todd enjoys fishing and the beach for relaxation, as well as spending time with his son Riley and two stepsons, Max and Hudson. He lives on a farm in Southern Illinois with Hudson and his wife Michelle.

Kenny Sentel

KENNY SENTEL

PARTNER

Kenny Sentel partnered with Todd Taylor to establish Infinity Tool Mfg: owning a state of the art manufacturing and machine shop had been a life-long dream for Kenny. He also currently owns and operates Rend Lake Carbide, which specializes in scrapping tungsten carbide products, and is part owner of Omni Sales and Service, who provide a wide variety of products to the drilling industries.

Kenny grew up in Akin, Illinois where he worked on the family farm throughout his childhood. He began working at the coal mines in Southern Illinois from 1974 until 1983, where he began to take an interest in repairing and selling tricone drill bits. In 1982, as the drill bit business picked up speed, Kenny established KS Bit, Inc. Eventually he stepped away from the coal mines to focus on the growing KS Bit company, which is now recognized as an international drill bit supplier.

Aside from his work within the drilling industry, Kenny is passionately involved with thoroughbred race horses, of which he owns several. He currently resides in Southern Illinois with his wife Roberta.

James Shimkus

JAMES SHIMKUS

GENERAL SALES MANAGER

James Shimkus is the newest member of the Infinity sales team. He has spent over 20 years in the sales industry with making customer service his top priority. James is dedicated to finding solutions to all his customers needs. His main goal in dealing with customers is to “gain a friend for life”.

James is from West Frankfort Illinois. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Tiffany, children and dogs.

Bert W Beatty

BERT W. BEATTY

DTH NDT & INSPECTION MANAGER

Bert has over 18 years experience in the drilling industry, having been a part of the Infinity team since October of 2010. Before this he spent 13 years with Halco Rock Tools, another DTH tools manufacturer.

Bert has held many different positions throughout his drilling career, including Machine Operator, Shipping Manager, QMS Manager and Technical Sales and Service Manager. He dealt with the product from the supplier/vendor all the way to the driller/end user. He has an Associate’s Degree in Business from Rend Lake College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Economics from Southern Illinois University.

Bert lives in Benton and is an avid card player and deer hunter.

Matt Filkins

MATT FILKINS

SALES & SERVICE

Matt Filkins’ introduction to the rock drilling industry began in 2003 with his employment through Halco Rock Tools; over his five years of service he acquired many skill sets while working in various management positions including Active Production Supervisor. During this time Matt also earned his Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology at John A. Logan College.

After Halco Matt continued to service the drilling industry, switching gears to Sales at Omni Sales & Service. During his employment here at Infinity Tool Mfg, he has excelled in machining as well as production processes and has acquired several machining certificates: now with nearly 15 years in the drilling industry he heads up our Sales & Service department.
Matt enjoys dirt track racing and being part of an elite team leading the drilling industry.

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KEITH JACKSON

INTERNATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR/GLOBAL MARKETING

Keith has been involved in the rock drilling industry since he was 18, joining Infinity in early 2019 to continue Infinity’s international growth. With a business to business marketing background, Keith is also responsible for Infinity’s Global Marketing.

Keith lives in Halifax, UK and is a keen mountain bike rider.

Please contact Keith for help with Infinity’s product sales outside of North America.