Veolia names new CEO to solid waste division
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).
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 United States. 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.