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John T. Nesser III joins the Layne Christensen board of directors, effective Sept. 5, 2013
On Aug. 23, 2013, the Layne Christensen Co. board of directors elected John T. Nesser III as an independent director, effective Sept. 5, 2013. Nesser will fill the vacancy created by the retirement from the board of Jeffrey J. Reynolds on June 6, 2013.
Nesser, 64, brings 40 years of executive, corporate and legal experience to Layne, including a record of success in the international oil and gas, engineering and construction, and maritime industries. Beginning in 1998 through his retirement in July 2011, Nesser held positions of increasing responsibility at McDermott Intl., a New York Stock Exchange-listed international engineering and construction company, including as COO, responsible for all worldwide operations, chief administrative and legal officer and general counsel. During his tenure at McDermott, Nesser directed efforts to improve project capture and backlog enhancement, project execution, financial performance, safety and shareholder return. Prior to joining McDermott, Nesser spent seven years as a partner and then 13 years as a co-founding partner of two major law firms.
Nesser holds a B.S. from Louisiana State University, and a J.D. 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.