David A.B. Brown

Chairman of the Board  |  David A.B. Brown

David A.B. Brown has been a director of Layne since 2003, and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2005. Mr. Brown has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 25, 2014. 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. Mr. Brown 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. Mr. Brown is a Chartered Accountant and CPA, and has over 40 years of energy-related experience.

J. Samuel Butler

Director  |  J. Samuel Butler

J. Samuel 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 Foundation 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 R. Gilmore

Director  |  Robert R. Gilmore

Robert R. Gilmore 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.

John T. Nesser III

Director  |  John T. Nesser III

Mr. Nesser brings 40 years of executive, corporate, and legal experience, 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.

Nelson Obus

Director  |  Nelson Obus

Nelson 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. Mr. Obus' pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include: financial literacy and expertise, capital markets expertise and managerial experience gained through his leadership roles and ownership interest in related investment management companies, Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC and Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

Alan P. Krusi

DIRECTOR  |  Alan P. Krusi

Alan P. Krusi has served as a Director of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Krusi has been President, Strategic Development of AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM) since 2008, where he led the firm’s M&A activities among other responsibilities. From 2003 until 2008 Mr. Krusi served as CEO and President of Earth Tech, Inc., a global engineering and construction firm which specialized in the design, construction, financing and operations of water treatment facilities. Prior to that, and over a period of twenty-six years, Mr. Krusi held a number of technical and management positions within the engineering and construction industries. Mr. Krusi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Comfort Systems USA, Inc., 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. Mr. Krusi's pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include: financial literacy and extensive managerial experience attained from serving as the president and CEO of various companies in the engineering and construction services industry.

Michael J. Caliel


Michael Caliel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the company on January 2nd 2015. Mr. Caliel has 30 years of global sales, management and operating experience and received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University. Prior to joining Layne, Mr. Caliel served as President and CEO (2011-2014) of the Invensys Software and Industrial Automation Division of Invensys plc (LSE:ISYS.L), a global software, systems and technology company that serves both manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Prior to that, Mr. Caliel served as President, CEO and Executive Director (2006-2011) of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:IESC), a national provider of electrical and communications solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets.