Veolia Environmental Services North America has appointed Jeff Adix as president and CEO of the organization.
Adix replaces Richard Burke, who recently left the company to serve as President of Advanced Disposal Services (ADS), which acquired the assets of Veolia ES Solid Waste.
As President and CEO of VESNA, Adix will be responsible for the overall performance, growth and operations of the company, which include the collection, treatment and recycling of hazardous wastes and turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance. He brings a unique perspective to his new role, having previously worked for Veolia from 2000 to 2009. During this time, he served as a member of VESNA’s Executive Committee and held senior management roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Support Services and Chief Financial Officer for the company’s former solid waste business.
“I am very pleased to welcome back Jeff to the Veolia organization. He is a proven leader with over 20 years of management experience, both in the United States and abroad,” said Veolia CEO Jerome Le Conte. “I have the utmost confidence in his ability to effectively lead Veolia’s waste operations in North America, where we are well-positioned to grow our service offering and market share within the industrial sector.”
Most recently, Adix served as Vice President of Audit Advisory Services for ManpowerGroup, a $22 billion publicly-traded staffing and workforce solutions company. Prior to this role, he was an Executive Vice President with Manpower Group’s Right Management business, with global responsibility for both financial management and strategic planning. Adix also brings international acquisition, joint venture and strategic development experience to Veolia, gained from time with S.C. Johnson, a $9 billion global consumer products company.
Adix began his career with Arthur Andersen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He remains a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, along with an undergraduate degree in business administration from Drake University.
Veolia Environmental Services North America
Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is a leading environmental solutions company that provides turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance services and treats, recycles and disposes of hazardous and industrial waste across North America. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement family of companies, which includes 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services and energy management.