He was previously with Speedy Hire for six years, where he held the position of chief operating officer with responsibility for the business’ UK and Irish operations.
Prior to that he was with the investment bank Rothschild .
Claudio takes over from and will report to Ian Lawson who takes the new role of chairman of Kier Services.
Ian Lawson said: “I am delighted to welcome Claudio to the Kier Services board.
“With my additional responsibilities within the Group, it is important that our services division can benefit from a dedicated managing director at the helm to continue our growth plans.
“Claudio brings a wealth of experience in developing businesses, strategic planning, operational and relationship management, all of which align with our strategy for further growth. I wish him every success in his new role.”