Layne Christensen Co. announced that Martha R. Vance, CPA, has been named vice president, chief accounting officer, effective July 8, 2013. Vance will report to James R. Easter, Layne's CFO.
Vance brings nearly 20 years of accounting analysis, and financial reporting experience to Layne. She most recently served as the controller for the residential business of Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers. Prior to that, Vance was controller at Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A., a provider of high specification, harsh environment drilling rigs.
From January 2010 through October 2011, Ms. Vance worked at Seahawk Drilling Inc., a shallow-water contract oil and gas drilling company, first as director of corporate accounting and then vice president of reporting. Vance also held positions of increasing responsibility at Fulcrum Power Services, Copano Energy and Cleco Corp.
Vance holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Northeast Louisiana University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
"Martha brings a wealth of experience from the power and energy services industries,” Easter said. “She is a welcome addition to Layne, and we look forward to her contributions.”
Source: Layne Christensen Co.