BOSTON – Matt Madeksza, an established business leader with more than 20 years experience in business development and industrial expertise, has been named president and CEO of Veolia North America.
Madeksza’s appointment was announced by the Paris-based Veolia group. VNA, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, is a subsidiary of Veolia group.
“Matt brings the right expertise and proven experience to help VNA meet its strategic goals, and we are very pleased to have him taking on this important leadership role,” said Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s COO.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Veolia North America at a time when environmental solutions and resource management are needed more than ever before,” said Madeksza.
“I look forward to making the most of my experience to support the strategic goals of the company and the customers who rely on us for safe, reliable solutions in energy, water and waste.”
Madeksza, who earlier held leadership positions with Boeing and United Technologies Corp., has spent the past 14 years with Saint-Gobain Corp. leading global businesses in Performance Plastics, Abrasives and Construction Products. In 2017, he joined Saint-Gobain’s CertainTeed Corp., where he led Insulation Products Group and Roofing Products Group.
Madeksza replaces interim president and CEO Brian Clarke, whose years of VNA experience helped effectively guide the company through challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under his watch, VNA was able to secure significant acquisitions over the past year including the hazardous waste treatment plant in Gum Springs, Ark. and the successful transition of VNA’s district energy business to Antin Infrastructure Partners.
Clarke, who has also served as VNA corporate counsel and senior executive in charge of corporate development, will remain with the company to lead and support its strategic growth strategy.
In his new role, Madeksza will be responsible for overseeing a company that serves approximately 4,000 industrial and municipal customers across the U.S. and Canada, building on a track record for operational and customer service excellence.
VNA offers water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 7,000 employees working at more than 150 locations across the continent.