Laney Directional Drilling Co. (Laney), a leading provider of horizontal directional drilling services to the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, has announced the appointment of Kevin R. Fox as CEO.

Fox joins Laney after a 19-year career with Willbros Group Inc. where most recently he was president of the Willbros Construction division of Willbros Group Inc. and had previously served as president of Willbros Engineering. During his 23-year career, he has performed various engineering functions, managed EPC projects, directed multiple-project programs and has held numerous senior management positions with increasing responsibility since joining Willbros in 1991. From 1987 to 1991, he was employed by Butler Mfg. Co. as a structural engineer.

“Kevin is an accomplished executive in pipeline construction,” said Marcus Laney, founder of Laney. “He has a unique blend of technical and commercial expertise and is a natural leader who brings the best out of the teams he has managed. We are thrilled to have Kevin on the Laney team.”

Fox is a registered professional engineer in 23 states and is a certified Project Management Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri. He has been active in several industry organizations including INGAA Foundation, Southern Gas Association, Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa and Houston Pipeliners Association.

“I am excited to be a part of the team at Laney Directional Drilling — an industry leader in pipeline directional drilling for more than 22 years,” said Fox. “Laney’s proven experience in providing safe, reliable, environmentally-friendly solutions for complex pipeline crossings has been demonstrated on a global-scale. I look forward to the challenges ahead and I am confident that Laney will continue to provide superior, on-time performance that exceeds the expectations of our customers worldwide.”

Laney Directional Drilling is a leading provider of horizontal directional drilling services to the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. Based in Humble, Texas, Laney has completed some of the longest and most challenging HDD crossings in the pipeline construction industry in the United States and globally.

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