Layne Christensen Opens South Florida Office

Nov. 17, 2009
Ed McCullers named general manager of Florida deep well operations

Layne Christensen Co., provider of services and products for the water, wastewater, mineral and energy markets, has named Ed McCullers its first general manager for Florida deep well operations.

McCullers, who has more than 30 years of experience in well drilling and related fields, had been vice president of Youngquist Brothers, Inc., in Fort Myers. He was responsible for contract administration, project management and the overall responsibility for new deep well projects from bid to closeout--nearly every deep well system constructed in Florida for the past 14 years.

“I’m pleased to be joining a company with the history and expertise that Layne Christensen has established in over a century of operations,” McCullers said. “I’m looking forward to bringing Layne Christensen into the deep well arena in Florida.”

Founded in 1882 and based in Mission Woods, Kan., Layne Christensen has more than 50 offices across the country, including Florida offices in Pensacola and Lakeland. McCullers will open and manage a new office in Fort Myers.

“With his extensive background in all aspects of well drilling technology, operations and regulations, Ed McCullers brings unique expertise to Layne Christensen,” said David Singleton, Layne’s vice president of Legacy Water. “We are pleased that Ed has agreed to be our general manager for Florida deep well operations.”

Municipal wastewater utilities in South Florida typically use deep injection technology to safely dispose of the nutrient-rich fresh water that results from the wastewater treatment process, the company said. More than 125 deep injection wells are operating throughout South Florida.

Source: Layne Christensen Co.

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