Veolia appoints new president of Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. appointed a new president and COO Richard Burke has assumed the role of president and COO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. effective January 1, 2007. He replaces Paul Jenks, who retired as president and CEO at the end of 2006. Burke previously served as vice president of the Eastern Region of Veolia ES Solid Waste.
In his new position, Burke will be responsible for helping further the organization's agenda. "My objective is to drive the strategic growth of the Solid Waste division and continue to expand our North American presence in line with the goals of the entire Veolia organization," explained Burke. He will also have responsibility for P&L for Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.
Richard Burke joined Veolia Environmental Services in 1999 as area manager for Southeast Wisconsin and was soon promoted to regional vice president for the Eastern and Southern markets. Prior to this position, Burke spent 12 years with Waste Management as director of operations for the State of New York.
Jenks, who has over 21 years experience in the industry, now takes on the role of special consultant to Veolia Environmental Services. In this role he will focus on strategic growth opportunities across all of the company's business lines.