Caliel will take over from David Brown, who assumed the role of Layne Christensen CEO on an interim basis in June 2014, following Rene Robichaud’s resignation.

Brown will continue to serve as chairman of the Layne Christensen board.

Caliel brings more than 30 years of global sales, management and operating experience to Layne Christensen. He joins the company after having served as president and CEO of the Invensys Software and Industrial Automation Division of Invensys plc.

“Mike is a seasoned operating executive, and has a demonstrated ability to strategically manage, grow, and optimize complex global organizations. An innovative thinker and hands-on manager, he has large project management experience, a history of building enduring relationships with clients and partners, and a proficiency to capitalize on growth opportunities in existing and new markets. He also has extensive experience in a variety of industries and end markets relevant to Layne. We are confident that Mike will help guide Layne into the next phase of its growth, and build upon our successes to date,” said Brown.