National Ground Water Association President-elect Daniel T. Meyer, MGWC, CVCLD, was named Contractor of the Year by the California Groundwater Association (CGA).

The award, presented at the 64th annual CGA Awards Banquet Oct. 19, recognizes Meyer’s service to the groundwater industry in California and at the national level, said CGA Executive Director Mike Mortensson.

Meyer, chief financial officer for Gregg Drilling & Testing in Signal Hill, Calif., was formerly a certified public accountant before moving into full-time geotechnical work at his own company and later with Gregg Drilling & Testing. He is vice chair of CGA’s Education Committee and has been active with CGA’s Budget Committee.

Meyer will become the NGWA president Dec. 6 at the 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. He also serves on NGWA’s Investment Subcommittee and the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Board.