People: Layne Christensen Co (LAYN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Brown

70 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Atchison

51 2014 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mark Accetturo

60 2010 President - Heavy Civil Division

Mauro Chinchelli

67 2013 President - Geoconstruction Division

Kevin Maher

54 2013 President - Mineral Exploration Division

Larry Purlee

66 2010 President of Reynolds Inliner, LLC

Ronald Thalacker

52 2013 President - Water Resources Division

Kent Wartick

51 2012 President - Energy Services Division

Steven Crooke

57 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gernot Penzhorn

43 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations, International

David Singleton

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations, U.S

John Nesser

65 2014 Lead Independent Director

J. Samuel Butler

68 2003 Independent Director

Robert Gilmore

62 2009 Independent Director

Anthony Helfet

69 2003 Independent Director

Nelson Obus

67 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Brown

Mr. David A. B. Brown is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Brown 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. 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. Mr. Brown’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include: financial literacy and extensive managerial experience attained from serving as the president of The Windsor Group, and the chairman of Pride International, Inc., the knowledge and experience he has attained from service on other public company boards, and the knowledge and experience he has attained from his service on the Company’s Board since 2003, and in his capacity as the Company’s Chairman since 2005.

Andrew Atchison

Mr. Andrew Atchison has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective August 1, 2014. Mr. Atchison returns to Layne after having served as Controller from 1997 to June 2012, and assisting with various accounting functions during the Company's relocation to The Woodlands until July 2013. Since that time, Mr. Atchison has provided financial and accounting consulting services to other companies. Prior to joining Layne, Mr. Atchison, a CPA, had a 12-year career at Deloitte and Touche.

Mark Accetturo

Mr. Mark J. Accetturo is President - Heavy Civil Division of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Accetturo served as Executive Vice President of Operations of the Heavy Civil Division from 1989 until February 1, 2010. Mr. Accetturo has over 40 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry.

Mauro Chinchelli

Mr. Mauro Chinchelli is President - Geoconstruction Division of Layne Christensen Company., since August 1, 2013. The Geoconstruction Division provides specialized geotechnical services to the heavy civil, industrial and commercial construction markets that are focused primarily on soil stabilization and subterranean structural support. Mr. Chinchelli joined layne in 2000. Mr. Chinchelli became Executive Vice-President of Geoconstruction in 2011 and was directly responsible for the Italian and Brazilian operations. Mr. Chinchelli previously held the role of Vice-President/Owner of Fonditek International and President/Owner as well as Division Vice-President of Tecniwell S.r.l. Mr. Chinchelli obtained both his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Naples in Naples, Italy and is a registered Professional Engineer in both Italy and Brazil. Mr. Chinchelli has 40 years of experience in the field of geoconstruction, including two patents and several publications in his name.

Kevin Maher

Mr. Kevin P. Maher is President - Mineral Exploration Division of Layne Christensen Company., since January 1, 2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Maher ran business, which was acquired 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.

Larry Purlee

Mr. Larry D. Purlee is 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 1990s until February 1, 2010. Mr. Purlee has over 40 years of experience in the wastewater pipeline rehabilitation industry.

Ronald Thalacker

Mr. Ronald Thalacker is President - Water Resources Division of Layne Christensen Company., since January 1, 2013. He is responsible for the Company’s groundwater supply, well and pump rehabilitation, specialty drilling services and water treatment equipment. Mr. Thalacker has been in the Water Resources Division since 2008. In addition to an M.B.A., Mr. Thalacker has 27 years of experience in diverse drilling and water supply projects.

Kent Wartick

Mr. Kent Wartick is President - Energy Services Division of Layne Christensen Company., since November 2012. Mr. Wartick has been with Layne since 1985. Over his 28 years of experience he has served as Sales Engineer, District Manager, General Manager and a Regional General Manager. He has extensive drilling, pump and construction industry experience.

Steven Crooke

Mr. Steven F. Crooke is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Layne Christensen Company. He has served as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel since May 2001. 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. On February 1, 2006, Mr. Crooke was promoted to Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel.

Gernot Penzhorn

Mr. Gernot E. Penzhorn is Senior Vice President - Operations, International of Layne Christensen Company, since January 1, 2013. Previously, he served as the President of the Mineral Exploration Division of the Company since August 31, 2011. Mr. Penzhorn began his career with the Mineral Exploration Division in 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Penzhorn served as International Operations Director for Boart Longyear. Mr. Penzhorn was with Boart Longyear from 2001-2007.

David Singleton

Mr. David D. Singleton is Senior Vice President - Operations, U.S of Layne Christensen Company, since January 1, 2013. Previously, he served as the President of Water Resources of Layne since May of 2010 and was responsible for Layne’s groundwater supply, well and pump rehabilitation, specialty drilling services and water treatment equipment. Mr. Singleton also served as Vice President of Water Resources of Layne from October of 2004 to May of 2010. Mr. Singleton has over 29 years of experience in various areas of Layne’s operations.

John Nesser

Mr. John T. Nesser, III, is Lead Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. Mr. Nesser brings 40 years of executive, corporate, and legal experience to Layne, including a proven record of success in the international oil & gas, engineering & construction, and maritime industries. 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. During his tenure at McDermott, Mr. Nesser directed efforts to improve project capture and backlog enhancement, project execution, financial performance, safety, and shareholder return. Prior to joining McDermott, Mr. Nesser spent seven years as a partner, and then 13 years as a co-founding partner, of two law firms. Mr. Nesser holds a BS from Louisiana State University, and a JD from the Louisiana State University Law Center. He is a member of the Louisiana and Texas bar associations, the Board of Directors of Thermon Group Holdings, Inc., the Louisiana State University Law Center Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Country of Houston.

J. Samuel Butler

Mr. J. Samuel Butler is an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. He 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, is an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. He is is an independent CPA. 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 CFO 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 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.

Anthony Helfet

Mr. Anthony B. Helfet is Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. He is a retired investment banker. From 1991 through 2001, Mr. Helfet was a managing director of the West Coast operations of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and its successor organization, UBS, and also served as a special advisor to UBS. Mr. Helfet was also Managing Director, Investment Banking, of the Northwest Region of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets from 1979 to 1989. Historically, Mr. Helfet has held other positions with Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. and Dillon, Read & Co. Mr. Helfet also served as a director of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. from 2001 to 2009.

Nelson Obus

Mr. Nelson Obus is an Independent Director of Layne Christensen Company. He 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.
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