Who We Are

Victor Petrovic, President

"We've gained our clients' trust because we come through for them when it matters. And we work with them one-on-one to develop customized solutions for their business."

Victor Petrovic A machinist by trade, Victor started his own business, Victor's Machine Works (VMW), in 1975. From its humble beginnings as a small shop, Victor's business had only a few small machines to its name. Initially, he established market share by manufacturing and repairing oilfield parts and equipment. Within three years, he was building drilling rigs. VMW soon flourished, becoming one of the most well known machine shops in Canada. Clientele later expanded into the U.S.A. and around the world.

Victor has catered to the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years, specializing in manufacturing and repair work for a wide range of drilling service companies. With various directional companies as his clients, Victor gained real expertise in manufacturing and servicing directional tools and equipment. Earning a solid reputation for quality and precision work, he built natural, long-term relationships with many of them. As the business grew, he remained dedicated to providing his clients with personalized service. True pride of ownership is still evident in his work today.

Victor invests the same amount of drive and energy in his personal interests as he does in his business. He competes regularly in the Boston Marathon and has been a 2nd degree black belt in Kung Fu for more than 30 years.

"Our experience, our people and our resources make it work. We provide advantages and services that no other directional company can match."

Catch a quick glimpse of what Mostar is all about - Victor Petrovic is interviewed by Terry Bradshaw on CNN and Fox Business News.

John Petrovic, Vice President

"We're not as interested in keeping up with the latest directional technology. We're more interested in developing it."

John Petrovic John started Foothills Millwright Service in 1991. He specialized in mill work and shut downs for a variety of plants in Calgary. For nearly ten years, John also worked in partnership with Victor, becoming increasingly involved in the operation of Victor's Machine Works (VMW).

John worked hard to establish significant market share and earn a reputation for consistently exceeding customers' expectations. Together, he and Victor have become true strategic partners.

When asked about the creation of Mostar, John adds, "Our focus, our vision, is always the same. The beginning of Mostar was just the next step for us - a natural evolution in our business."

John completed his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calgary in 2000 while continuing to operate VMW and Foothills simultaneously. With genuine passion for mechanical engineering and design, John uses innovative ideas to create new technology. He's made significant improvements in equipment design, form and function for numerous clients. Together, he and Victor have designed three successful mud motors for the directional drilling industry.

John is always looking to incorporate new strategies and ideas into business operations, evaluate new markets and invest in technological advancements. "Allowing ourselves to get comfortable would be risky. We need to be looking at least five years ahead."

  • It's always smart to have a spare. That's why we send both EM and mud pulse technology to every well site.