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Veolia names account manager of the year

Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) Technical Solutions nominated their top sales representative for 2006 las...

Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) Technical Solutions nominated their top sales representative for 2006 last month. Kevin Polkinghorn received the Account Manager of the Year-National Top Performer award at the company’s annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Polkinghorn has been with Veolia ES Technical Solutions’ Central Branch, located in Menomonee Falls, WI, for five years as an Account Manager. His territory encompasses lower western Michigan. As the winning Account Manager, Polkinghorn exceeded his sales target by achieving 140% of his goal in 2006 and creating business opportunities for Veolia sister companies within the course of his work. This is the second year in a row Polkinghorn has been awarded Account Manager of the Year.

Polkinghorn was pleased and honored to receive this award. “This award was made possible by Veolia’s support team within the Central Branch and at each facility,” he said. “It is a true honor and I am delighted to receive this recognition from my colleagues.”

The annual contest consists of an evaluation of the Account Manager’s performance in six areas: revenues vs. budget, product line performance, receivables, new revenue, time management and report management. The Sales Manager from each of Veolia ES Technical Solutions’ 10 branches nominates an Account Manager for the National Award.

Eric Laut, the Sales Manager for the Central Branch, commented on Polkinghorn’s accomplishments. “Kevin has innate sales ability. He uses these abilities to develop strong relationships with customers and prospects at every level of an organization,” he said. Laut continued, “His creative approach to base business customers often incorporates the services of Veolia sister companies, bringing multi-million dollar opportunities to the companies of Veolia. The successive selection of Kevin Polkinghorn as Account Manager of the Year for Veolia ES Technical Solutions is testament to Kevin’s professionalism and hard work.”

Jim Dykhuis, Veolia ES Technical Solutions Marketing Director, reviews the nominations along with Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rob Wlezien. “Polkinghorn sold a broader range of services and demonstrated remarkable sales capabilities,” remarked Dykhuis. “He went over and above to meet his goals.”

The Account Manager of the Year-National Top Performer earns a cash award, plaque and a trip to the General Manager’s meeting.


Veolia ES Technical Solutions L.L.C., provides a complete range of services for industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of hazardous and regulated waste. These services are built upon a support structure of transportation, processing facilities and customer service field offices located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Veolia ES Technical Solutions owns and operates an integrated, nationwide network of facilities providing thermal destruction, fuels blending, solvent recovery, electronic recycling and technical services.


Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., headquartered in Lombard, IL, 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 has over 80,000 employees in 35 countries and posted revenues of $9.8 billion in 2006. Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE), the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than 270,000 employees in 64 countries and recorded revenues of $37.8 billion in 2006. For more information, please visit


Denisse Ike, Veolia Environmental Services North America
Tel. 630-218-1751

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