Geotron UK Ltd. was founded in 2002 by the collaboration of a UK based team with an environmental consultancy background and Geotron International B.V., an established Dutch drilling contractor operating internationally on environmental and geotechnical drilling programmes since 1989. The result was a UK-based independent company offering a range of technical site services to clients throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Operating initially with a single site crew, the company has grown year on year currently working with a team in excess of 30 site operatives, engineers, managers and support staff. We have continually added to our fleet of rigs, transport trucks and support vehicles ensuring we are always at the forefront of drilling technology, work efficiency and innovation.
Meet our team
Dennis van Enk (Ing. MSc.)
Dennis assumes overall responsibility for the management and operation of Geotron UK. Graduating with a degree in Environmental Technology and a Masters in Business Management, Dennis has worked within the geo-environmental consulting and contracting industry since 1991 in The Netherlands, Belgium, West Africa and the UK.
Within Geotron UK, which he founded in 2002, Dennis is responsible for business strategy planning and implementation. He heads up the management team and is involved in the technical direction of projects and runs the Company’s equipment purchase and innovation programme.
Sarah van Enk (BSc. Ph.D.)
Sarah assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of Geotron UK as Director and Company Secretary. Graduating with a first class degree in Environmental Science and a PhD in Earth Science, Sarah began her career as an environmental consultant before setting up Geotron UK in 2002 alongside Dennis.
With Geotron UK Sarah assumes the role of Estimating, Quality and Compliance Director and oversees the project coordination /management, accounts administration and human resources function.
Warren heads up the Geotron UK Geotechnical Division. He has responsibility for the operation and development of the geotechnical site investigation service which compliments the strong geo-environmental capabilities of the company. His role includes technical project management and direction, estimating, business development and staff training and management.
Warren joined the team in 2014 after 13 years experience within the geotechnical industry as a drilling foreman and supervisor.
Mark Rudd B.Eng (Hons)
Mark joined the team in 2018 as General Manager and has quickly become a key part of the senior management team supporting the Company through its growth and development. Mark has over 30 years experience in transport, logistics and the automotive manufacturing sectors and most recently completed 12 years as the General Manager of a large logistics Company. Mark’s areas of expertise include fleet and people management, health & safety, finance, compliance, human resources and property management where he excels in developing IT systems to record, track and report all activities to ensure efficiency, compliance and accountability across all Company operations.
Stefano Piccioli (BSc, MSc)
Project Manager & Geotechnical Engineer
Stefano joined the team in 2017 following a move from Italy where, following completion of a Master’s degree in Geology, he gained over 10 years experience working as a freelance geologist and geotechnical engineer. He has a strong background and experience in design, execution and interpretation of geological and seismic surveys with an excellent knowledge of the British Standard (BS5930) and Eurocode 7 & 8.
Stefano plays a key role in the day to day management of drilling projects and provides technical expertise in the Company’s current geotechnical programmes and works with the team to develop our capabilities in this area.
Victoria Prado Fernandez (BSc Hons)
Victoria joined the Project Management team in January 2019. Her geological career began with an Engineering degree in Mining and Energy Generating Resources from the University of Oviedo, Spain and a Masters degree in Natural Resources Engineering from the University of Cataluna. After working as a engineer in Spain, Victoria moved to the UK where she has undertaken various managerial roles and has achieved PRINCE2 project management qualifications.
Within the Project Management Team, Victoria undertakes all aspects of project coordination and management including budget control, use of the PM system, liaising with suppliers, subcontractors, drilling teams and clients to ensure the smooth execution of programmes.
Andy Greenhalgh (BSc Hons)
Assistant Project Manager
Andy began his career with Geotron UK as a site engineer in 2016 after completion of a degree in Geology and Geography in 2007. Learning how our programmes work and undertaking many aspects of drilling programmes including concrete coring, well decommissioning and assuming the role of drilling second man, has given Andy the ideal background and experience to now assist with the management of current site investigation and remediation programmes.
Andy undertakes all aspects of project coordination including liaising with suppliers, subcontractors, drilling teams and clients to ensure the smooth execution of programmes.
Finance and Administration
Deborah works closely with the management team within the office and is responsible for all aspects of finance administration, assists with some of the project coordination tasks and generally keeps the office running efficiently.
Deborah has wide ranging experience in this field working for both large corporations and small companies to help deliver their financial targets.
Jordan Slater (BSc Hons)
Jordan provides a crucial link between the operations team and Geotron’s site crews. He assists the teams with maintenance, repair and availability of tools and equipment and uses the Company’s systems to record, monitor and implement statutory inspections, planned maintenance and servicing of rigs, tools and the fleet of vehicles.
With a practical background in agriculture and construction plus a degree in Physical Geography, Jordan provides and capable and knowledgeable pair of hands to keep us on the move.
Adrie is the Managing Director of Geotron International B.V. and is currently based in Curacao in the Caribbean. Heading up the international group, Adrie manages projects on a worldwide basis with rigs and equipment stationed in various countries throughout South and Central America, Europe and Africa.
Adrie was involved in the original formation of Geotron UK and since that time has undertaken a technical advisory role to the management team. He has been working in the geotechnical and environmental site investigation industry since he founded Geotron B.V . in the Netherlands in 1989.