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.