Joseph “Augie” Guardino, general manager of Guardino Well Drilling Inc. in Morgan Hill, Calif., and Brian Lane, operations manager of Joe Samples Well Drilling Inc. in White Pine, Tenn., both were elected to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) board of directors.

Guardino was re-elected to a second two-year board term at the 2011 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting that took place this past December in Las Vegas. Lane was elected to his first term on the board.

A 12-year veteran of the ground water industry, Guardino has been a member of NGWA for more than five years, and is a past president of the California Groundwater Association. He’s chaired NGWA’s finance and budget standing committee, investment subcommittee, and public awareness committee, as well as working on the contractor's division board of directors, membership standing committee, policy and code of regulations standing committee, and governance task force.

Employed in the ground water industry for 20 years, Lane has been a member of NGWA for seven years. He served on the Tennessee Water Well Association board of directors for four years, and currently is serving as its vice president.