Laney Names New President & COO

With more than 26 years in designing and managing complex directional boring (HDD) projects for pipeline crossings Snider will be responsible for the overall management of the company, including leadership of horizontal directional drilling (directional boring) operations, Direct Pipe®, engineering, sales and marketing, and estimating teams. Previously, he was the company's Vice President of Engineering and Project Management.

Snider came to Laney in 2011 from GeoEngineers, where he was south business unit leader, energy market director, a principal and served on the Board of Directors. He began his pipeline career with Willbros in 1990 and rose through the ranks to project manager before starting his own firm, Advantage Professional Services, which managed HDD engineering, design and construction projects for the oil and gas industry all over the world. He served as its President and senior HDD engineer until 2004 when GeoEngineers acquired the company.

Snider is a licensed Professional Engineer and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.