Alan Snider has been named president and COO at Laney Directional Drilling, a global provider of integrated engineering, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and direct pipe (DP) construction services.
With more than 26 years of experience in the industry, Snider will be responsible for the overall management of the company, including leadership of the HDD; DP; engineering; sales and marketing; and estimating teams. Since joining Laney in 2011, Snider had served as vice president of engineering and project management.
Prior to joining Laney, Snider served as south business unit leader, energy market director, principal, and board member of GeoEngineers. Snider began his pipeline career with Willbros in 1990 before starting his own firm, Advantage Professional Services, which managed HDD engineering, design and construction projects for the oil and gas industry all over the world. He served as its president and senior HDD engineer until 2004 when GeoEngineers acquired the company.
Snider is a licensed professional engineer and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.