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Layne Christensen Co (LAYN.OQ)

LAYN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Brown

72 2015 Chairman of the Board

Michael Caliel

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. Michael Anderson

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Leslie Archer

53 2014 Division President - Heavy Civil division

Larry Purlee

68 2010 Division President - Inliner

Steven Crooke

58 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Kevin Maher

56 2016 Senior Vice President - Water Resources and Mineral Services

Lisa Curtis

49 2016 Chief Accounting Officer

Jami Phillips

2016 Vice President, Controller

John Nesser

67 2014 Lead Independent Director

Alan Krusi

61 2016 Director

J. Samuel Butler

70 2003 Independent Director

Robert Gilmore

64 2009 Independent Director

Nelson Obus

69 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Brown

Mr. David A.B. Brown serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Brown also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pride International, Inc. from 2005 until Pride’s acquisition by Ensco Plc in 2011, at which time he became a member of the Board of Directors of Ensco Plc and served in such capacity until May 2014. He is also on the board of directors of EMCOR Group, Inc., and from 1984 to 2005 Mr. Brown was president of The Windsor Group, a consulting firm that focused on strategic issues facing oilfield services and engineering companies. He is a Chartered Accountant and CPA and has over 40 years of energy-related experience.

Michael Caliel

Mr. Michael J. Caliel serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Caliel has 30 years of global sales, management and operating experience. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Caliel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Invensys Software and Industrial Automation Division of Invensys plc, a LSE-listed global software, systems and technology company that serves both manufacturing and infrastructure industries. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Caliel served as President, CEO, and Executive Director of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed national provider of electrical and communications solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets. From 1993 until June 2006, Mr. Caliel was employed by Invensys, where he served in a variety of senior management positions, including his most recent position as President of Invensys Process Systems. Prior to becoming President of Invensys Process Systems, he served as President of its North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa operations from 2001 to 2003.

J. Michael Anderson

Mr. J. Michael Anderson serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Anderson, joins Layne after having served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., a midstream service company, from April 2012 until June 2015. Prior to joining Southcross Energy, Mr. Anderson served from 2003 until 2012 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Exterran Holdings, Inc. and/or Exterran Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Exterran Partners, L.P., a midstream services company. Mr. Anderson also served as a member of the Board of Directors at Exterran Partners. Prior to joining Exterran Partners, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Financial Officer of Azurix Corp., a diversified water infrastructure company, and later served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Anderson also spent ten years at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in the global investment banking business where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Anderson holds a BBA in finance from Texas Tech University and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Leslie Archer

Mr. Leslie F. Archer serves as President - Heavy Civil division of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Archer served as Senior Vice President of Integrated Services within Heavy Civil from 2010 until 2014 and Vice President of Integrated Services from 2008 until 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Archer was Director of Design Build services from 2000 until 2010 within Heavy Civil.

Larry Purlee

Mr. Larry D. Purlee serves as Division President of Reynolds Inliner, LLC. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Layne Christensen Company. It provides wastewater pipeline and structure rehabilitation services, on February 1, 2010. Mr. Purlee served as Executive Vice President of Reynolds Inliner, LLC from the early 1990's until February 1, 2010. Mr. Purlee has over 40 years of experience in the wastewater pipeline rehabilitation industry.

Steven Crooke

Mr. Steven F. Crooke serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel in December 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Crooke served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from 2006 to 2014. Mr. Crooke served as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from 2001 to 2006. For the period of June 2000 through April 2001, Mr. Crooke served as Corporate Legal Affairs Manager of Huhtamaki Van Leer. Prior to that, he served as Assistant General Counsel of the Company from 1995 to May 2000.

Kevin Maher

Mr. Kevin P. Maher serves as Senior Vice President for Water Resources and Mineral Services of the Company, effective March 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Maher served as the President of Mineral Services of Layne since January 2013, when he joined Layne. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Maher ran his family business, which was acquired and successfully integrated into Boart Longyear. At Boart Longyear, Mr. Maher was the Eastern Regional Manager for Environment & Infrastructure. Most recently, he was Manager of Reverse Circulation & Mine Support Drilling Operations at Major Drilling America. Mr. Maher is an experienced executive with over 25 years of experience in the drilling industry.

Lisa Curtis

Ms. Lisa Curtis serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective 15 April 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Curtis worked for Cameron International Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil and gas industries, since November 2009. During her time at Cameron, she served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as controller, external reporting, accounting policies and internal controls. From October 2008 to November 2009, Ms. Curtis served as chief accounting officer of Trico Marine Services, Inc., a provider of subsea and marine support vessels and services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. From May 2000 until October 2008, she worked for National Oilwell Varco, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, in various capacities, most recently as director of budgeting and planning. Prior to May 2000, Ms. Curtis was an Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting firm. Ms. Curtis holds a B.B.A. in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant.

Jami Phillips

Ms. Jami Phillips serves as Vice President, Controller of the Company. She has resigned from the position of Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective 15 April 2016. Ms. Phillips has worked for the Company in various finance positions since 2013, and has served as the Company’s Controller since October 9, 2014. Prior to working for the Company, Ms. Phillips worked for CBIZ, Inc., a financial services company from 2010 to 2013.

John Nesser

Mr. John T. Nesser, III, serves as Lead Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Nesser III brings 40 years of executive, corporate, and legal experience to the Company, including a proven record of success in the international oil & gas, engineering & construction, and maritime industries. Since July 2013, Mr. Nesser has served as the co-founder, co-chief executive officer and manager of All Coast, LLC, the owner and operator of a large fleet of Liftboards for the offshore oil and gas market in the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning in 1998 through his retirement in July 2011, Mr. Nesser held positions of increasing responsibility at McDermott International, a NYSE-listed international engineering and construction company, including chief operating officer responsible for all worldwide operations, chief administrative and legal officer and general counsel. Prior to joining McDermott, Mr. Nesser served as managing partner of Nesser, King and LeBlanc, a law firm that he co-founded in 1985. Mr. Nesser also serves on the Board of Directors of Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Nesser served on the Board of Directors of Seahawk Drilling Incorporated from August 2009 to October 2011. In February 2011, Seahawk Drilling Incorporated announced that substantially all of its assets would be sold to Hercules Offshore, Inc., such sale being implemented through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, citing heavy losses due to the slow issuance of shallow water drilling permits following the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and other factors.

Alan Krusi

Mr. Alan P. Krusi serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Krusi was President of Strategic Development at AECOM Technology Corporation, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, from 2008 until 2015. As head of Strategic Development, he headed the firm’s mergers and acquisitions program and was a member of the AECOM Executive Management Team. He also oversaw strategic planning and enterprise risk management at various times. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Krusi was President and Chief Executive Officer of Earth Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Tyco International, a global provider of consulting, engineering, construction and operational services of water treatment facilities. He was responsible for the company’s overall growth strategy and operational performance, including investments in the firm’s developed, owned, and operated water treatment plants. Prior to joining Earth Tech, Inc., Mr. Krusi was President of the Construction Services Division of URS Corporation, which included both the largest U.S. construction management firm and one of the top U.S. environmental remediation contractors. Mr. Krusi joined URS in 1999 through the merger with Dames & Moore Group where he spent over 15 years as a senior manager. Mr. Krusi currently serves on the Board of publicly-traded Comfort Systems USA, Alacer Gold Corporation and Blue Earth, Inc. and Alacer Gold Corp. Mr. Krusi is a Registered Geologist, Certified Engineering Geologist, and Licensed General Contractor in the State of California.

J. Samuel Butler

Mr. J. Samuel Butler serves as an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Butler has been president of Trinity Petroleum Management, LLC, an oil and gas management outsourcing company, since 1996. Mr. Butler has also served as chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of ST Oil Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, since 1996. Mr. Butler was appointed to the Colorado School of Mines Board of Governors in 2009, and in 2007, Mr. Butler became the chairman of Genesis Gas & Oil Partners LLC, a private oil and gas partnership focused on the acquisition and exploitation of coalbed methane and other unconventional oil and gas reserves.

Robert Gilmore

Mr. Robert R. Gilmore, CPA, serves as an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. From 1997 to May 2006 and from March 2008 to present, Mr. Gilmore has served as an independent financial consultant to a number of companies. From May 2006 to February 2008, he was chief financial officer of NextAction Corporation, a private company engaged in multi-channel direct marketing using technology-based proprietary lead generation methods for the retail industry. Since April 2003, Mr. Gilmore has been a director of Eldorado Gold Corporation, serving as non-executive chairman of the board since December 2009. Since June 2010, Mr. Gilmore has been a director of Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. Mr. Gilmore also served as a director of Global Med Technologies, Inc. from March 31, 2006, until March 2010. From July 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Gilmore was also a director of Frontera Copper Corporation. Mr. Gilmore was also a director of Ram Power Corporation from October 2009 until April 2010.

Nelson Obus

Mr. Nelson Obus serves as an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Obus has served as president of Wynnefield Capital, Inc. since November 1992 and as the managing member of Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC since January 1997. Wynnefield Capital Management manages two partnerships and Wynnefield Capital, Inc. manages one partnership, all three of which invest in small-cap value U.S. public equities. Mr. Obus served as a member of the board of directors of Gilman Ciocia, Inc., a company that provides income tax return preparation, accounting and financial planning services from September 2007 to January 2012. Mr. Obus is also a member of the board of directors of Breeze-Eastern Corporation, a company that designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services sophisticated mission equipment for helicopters, from January 2012 to December 2015.