Paul Butero | CEO & Chairman
Prior to joining Laney, Paul was the President / CEO of Nine Energy Service. Paul also enjoyed over 32 years with Baker Hughes Incorporated lastly serving as President of US Land Operations, Baker’s largest and most dynamic geomarket. He also served as President of Hughes Christensen Company (drill bits), President of Baker Atlas (wireline), and President of Baker Hughes Inteq (drilling systems). He also held a Vice President role in operations, sales and marketing as well as a number of operational management positions both domestically and internationally. Paul received his B.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Jim Katosic | CFO & CCO
Katosic manages all financial and administrative functions as well as the risks associated with Compliance which continue to increase as legal and regulatory oversight continues to expand and evolve. He is responsible for Laney’s Financial Reporting & Accounting, Taxes, Audit, Payroll and Compliance. Katosic brings 39 years of global oilfield experience in both operational and financial management to the Laney team. He spent the first 23 years of his career with several divisions at Baker Hughes in both domestic and international assignments living and working on 4 continents in financial and operational positons. Subsequent assignments within the upstream oil & gas industry include the Corporate Controller at Hydril, Chief Accounting Officer at Trico Marine, Chief Financial Officer of Lone Star Fasteners, Chief Accounting Officer at Logan International, and Chief Financial Officer at W-Technology Link. Katosic received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Kent State University and his MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Jim is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.
Rahul Mangire | President
Rahul Mangire was named President of Laney in January 2021. Rahul previously served as Laney’s Chief Administrative Officer. As CAO Rahul was responsible for managing group level administrative continuity and control, centralized supply chain management, and corporate services. Additionally, he led Laney’s strategic growth initiatives in domestic as well as international markets. He is also involved in identifying potential targets for acquisition or partnerships and performing due diligence. Rahul has twenty (20) years of worldwide experience in the offshore construction and diving industry holding various management positions in sales & marketing, business development, estimating, project management, supply chain management, and commercial. Prior to joining Laney, Rahul spent most of his professional career at Cal Dive International, Inc. He was responsible for transforming and streamlining the supply chain management and commercial groups. He received his MBA from Rice University and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University.
Jimmy Maingot | VP of Operations and President of JM Drilling Services International
Jimmy Maingot is President of JM Drilling Services International, Inc., which was acquired by Laney Group in December 2018. Jimmy established JM Drilling Services in 1999 and grew it into a multi-million dollar corporation over the course of 20 years. Jimmy is an expert in diverse drilling conditions ranging from hard rock to soft soil environments and is arguably one of the most competent HDD professionals in the industry. He has a wide range of experience in the HDD industry and has executed projects ranging from shore approaches, mountain crossings and other complex crossings. Jimmy has worked on over 500 projects on 6 continents and 22 countries. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Rob Hotz, PE | VP – Commercial
Rob leads Laney’s commercial group which includes Business Development, Engineering and Estimating Teams. Rob also assists with the Company’s growth initiatives, and strategy development and implementation. Rob is passionate about the trenchless industry, and has strong relationships with our client base. Rob previously served as Manager of Engineering, Division Manager and Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Laney, Rob worked with GeoEngineers, Inc. as Project Manager/Engineer. Rob also worked as Director of Midwest Operations for Mears Group, Inc. At Laney, Rob gained valuable experience through his work in Engineering, Operations, and Project Management in various leadership positions.
Rob has Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and is a licensed professional engineering in 10 US States. He currently serves as co-chair of the DCA HDD Committee.
Randy Poulter | Director of HSE&Q
Randy Poulter joined Laney Group in June 2019 as its Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSE&Q). Randy’s primary focus will be on overhauling Laney’s HS&E program, ISO certification and Laney becoming an industry thought leader in HS&E. Prior to Laney, Randy served as the Safety Director for M.G. Dyess, Inc. and was instrumental in implementing a comprehensive Safety Program singularly focused on Pipeline Construction. Prior to M.G. Dyess, Randy served as the Senior QHS&E Director for Intertek USA with domestic and global responsibilities focused on their Safety Culture, Case Management, Training and ISO Accreditations. Prior to Intertek, Randy served in other HS&E roles with Wilbros and Duke Energy with varying HS&E responsibilities that included Corporate Governance, Quality Assurance, Industrial Hygiene and Health Programs.