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Metricon Homes Mourns Founder’s Sudden Death

Monday, 16 May 2022

Media Release

Australia’s biggest home builder is mourning the sudden and unexpected death of company Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mario Biasin.

71 year old Biasin jointly founded the business in 1976, growing it to become an industry leader.

Long-standing Director and major shareholder Ross Palazzesi will continue with the business as Acting Executive Chair.

Current Director and General Manager of Victoria Peter Langfelder, has been appointed to Acting CEO.

Palazzesi expressed his personal grief, as well as that of Directors and the whole Metricon family.

“As friends and colleagues of Mario, we are shocked and so saddened by the news. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Biasin family.

“We will ensure Metricon Homes continues all operations and on-site construction as usual during a very emotional time,” said Palazzesi.

Metricon Homes employs approximately 2,500 staff across Australia’s eastern seaboard where 4,000 houses are currently under construction.

Biasin had a long history with football club Melbourne Victory.

“Melbourne Victory Football Club is today shocked, devastated and heartbroken upon hearing the news of the passing of Mario Biasin,” said Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro.

“Mario has been a shareholder and Director of the Club for over 16 years, and has been an inspiration for many of us in so many ways, but especially as a great personal friend.

“He has always provided sage counsel to our staff, management and the Board and his football passion will live on forever.

“Mario will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his wife Glenda and the entire Biasin family at this difficult time.”

Biasin is survived by his wife Glenda and 4 adult children Jason, Michelle Crisfield, Bradley and Brent as well as their spouses and children.

For further information contact:

Katie James - 0418149041

Lahra Carey – 0414632982