Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. has appointed Jim Long to the position of president and CEO of that organization. He replaces former CEO Richard Burke, who was recently promoted to president and CEO of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA).
“I am very confident in Jim’s abilities to continue to grow the company and to ensure that we are well-positioned to meet our customers’ needs, even in this tough economic climate,” stated Richard Burke. “Throughout his career, Jim has generated exceptional results and established an outstanding professional track record. His decisive leadership abilities, integrity and astute understanding of our industry will be effective qualities for successfully leading our company into the future.”
In his new position, Long will continue to focus on environmental stewardship, growth and stability. “Growth in today’s business climate needs to be strategic and selective,” commented Long. “We believe there are certain opportunities that will present themselves because of the current economic conditions and we plan to be ready to take advantage of these where appropriate.”
As President and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., Long is responsible for the management of one of the largest waste services companies in North America. Long was president and CEO of ATC Transportation, which was sold to Veolia Transportation North America in 2005. He also served in various finance and operational leadership roles during his 13 years with Waste Management in Europe and the US. Most recently he was a partner with Pebble Creek Partners, focused on improving client’s business results across all industries.
As CEO of VESNA, Burke now has oversight for all of the company’s operating divisions in North America, encompassing solid waste collection and recycling, hazardous waste processing and disposal, industrial and marine services, and waste-to-energy operations.
About Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., part of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America, providing a full range of services to commercial, industrial and residential customers in 12 states, the Bahamas, and Canada. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. operates 76 collection facilities and 30 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in North America and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. By working in partnership with communities, we aim to preserve valuable resources and extend landfill capacity by focusing on waste reduction, curbside collection, sorting and the processing and marketing of recyclables.
About Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.
Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, offers fully integrated environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. It is part of the Veolia Environmental Services (VES) group, the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous waste; on-site waste processing, industrial cleaning and process maintenance; and recycling, recovery and disposal for both the public and private sectors. VES is the largest waste services company in the world. It has over 100,000 employees in 42 countries and posted revenues of $14.1 billion in 2008. Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE), the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than 336,000 employees in 72 countries and recorded revenues of $50.4 billion in 2008.