Supporting major projects such as HS2 will be the focus of Jon Hall who has been appointed to the role of major projects director with Keller UK.
Keller has said that the new role will help it to capitalise on the growing number of large infrastructure projects being planned in Britain.
His first job will be to assemble a team to start work on HS2, where Keller is actively supporting various joint ventures during the early contractor involvement period.
“This a huge challenge and a great opportunity to build a team to contribute to this massive project,” said Hall.
Jon has 38 years’ experience in the ground engineering industry, starting out with Cementation after graduating from Leeds University in 1979.
He has also had spells at Amec and Expanded Piling and has spent the last seven years working for Keller, first in Australia with Vibropile and then in Singapore with Resource Piling.
As senior construction manager at Vibropile, Jon played a key role in building up the company before its amalgamation into the Keller family, providing the perfect experience for his new role.
“I’ll be spending my time in the coming weeks getting to find out what the HS2 job really involves. With the scope of the works, it looks likely that all Keller UK companies will be involved at some stage,” said Hall.
“But HS2 is not only project I’ll be looking at. There will be plenty more coming on stream in the coming years.”
Keller UK managing director Jim De Waele said: “With his enormous experience, Jon is the perfect person to lead us into HS2 and other major projects in the future.
“It’s an exciting time for the construction industry and Keller intends to play a full part in it.”