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Piling contractor makes management changes

12 May 20 Peter Handley has replaced Tony Pontiero as head of Van Elle’s housing division.

Peter Handley
Peter Handley

Tony Pontiero is one of three senior managers leaving the foundations specialist as a part of a leadership restructure. Group services director Mick Mason and preconstruction director Matt Love also leave the company,

Peter Handley (no relation to former group director Vic Handley) now leads Van Elle’s £30m turnover housing division, comprising ground improvement, piling and modular foundation systems. He re-joined Van Elle in early 2019 after several years with Cementation.

The piling division continues to be led by Malcolm O’Sullivan, who joined Van Elle from Balfour Beatty in June 2019. The specialist piling and rail businesses are both overseen by construction director David Warner, who has been with the company since 2001.

Chief executive Mark Cutler said: "These changes will result in a streamlined leadership team appropriate for the challenges ahead. I would like to wish Tony, Mick and Matt well in their future careers and thank them for their contributions to Van Elle."

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