Arthur Cordes is an experienced professional in the abandoned oil well plugging industry. After leaving the Marine Corps in 1993, he started working in the hazardous waste removal and emergency response industry. He is an experienced Equipment Operator/Foreman and managed a seven-man crew at an abandoned oil well site. He was responsible for leading the crew in demolishing oil equipment, pulling existing tubing and tripping pipe into the hole for milling and washout. He was also in charge of subcontracting for the plugging of 104 oil wells on the Fuqua Farms.