Balfour Beatty supply chain head joins rival Apollo Group

26 January 2012

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26 January 2012 | Angeline Albert

Vince Hanning, head of supply chain at building firm Balfour Beatty Construction has left to join its competitor Apollo Group.

Next week he starts his new job as head of supply chain and procurement at Apollo, which provides building and maintenance services. 

Hanning said: "My focus is to develop the companies strategic e-sourcing capabilities delivering both commercial and operational efficiencies."  

A spokeswoman for Balfour told SM the company was not looking to appoint a replacement at this time.

Apollo is expected to complete a merger with fellow social housing developer services provider Keepmoat in February. Talks between senior executives and Ian Sutcliffe, appointed last week as CEO of the merged businesses, are currently under way and involve discussions on how the changes will impact the procurement functions of both companies. It is understood that until the merger takes place it is not clear what the impact will be on the supply chain operations of both businesses.

Hanning began working for Balfour Beatty in July 2009. He previously worked as interim procurement and logistics consultant for Bovis Lend Lease, spent eight months as Taylor Woodrow Construction’s head of supply chain performance and nearly three years as supply chain manager at Mace Group. He also has experience in the automotive industry. 

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