HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE: GSE), a leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced the appointment of J. Michael Kirksey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120320/MM73437LOGO) Mr. Kirksey brings to GSE more than 35 years of finance and accounting experience. For the past five years Mr. Kirksey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Endeavour International Corporation, a NYSE traded company. While there, he was instrumental in raising over $1B in capital to support the growth of the company. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Financial Officer at SIRVA, Inc. where he was responsible for rebuilding and restoring normal operations to the entire financial organization including: accounting, treasury, tax, systems, financial planning, internal audit, and investor relations. Throughout his career, Mr. Kirksey has served in several executive financial and general management positions and has gained extensive domestic and international experience, including leading many acquisition and divestiture transactions, both in the US and internationally. "I am delighted to welcome Mike to the senior leadership team of GSE, and believe his results-oriented focus will fit our culture very well," said Mark Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I am confident that his extensive knowledge from serving as a public company Chief Financial Officer, along with his significant international experience, will contribute to our success as we continue to execute on our planned initiatives and expand our global footprint." About GSE Holding, Inc. GSE is a global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, products and services used in the containment and management of solids, liquids, and gases for organizations engaged in waste management, mining, water, wastewater and aquaculture.