New Organization: Veolia Environnement organizes its operations by geographic zones


Terry Mah to lead North American zone

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2013 – As part of Veolia Environnement’s ongoing global transformation program, the company’s operations have been organized into nine integrated, geographically based businesses to address the public and private sectors’ interrelated energy, water and waste challenges.
Led by Terry Mah, president and CEO of Veolia Environnement North America, the North American zone now includes all Veolia operations in the United States and Canada, including Veolia Environmental Services North America, Veolia Water North America and the Veolia Energy business in the U.S. The company’s transformation goals also include establishing a simpler, more nimble organization that continues developing innovative new business models, increases industrial market activities and focuses on additional valued-added technical services.
A microbiologist and environmental engineer, Mah most recently served as chief operating officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, International Municipal. Prior to that, Mah served in a variety of capacities in the United States for Veolia companies for 10 years.
Veolia Environnement North America has been organized around two business and operations teams – one focused on the municipal/commercial sector and one focused on industrial markets. Heading those teams and reporting directly to Mah is Bill DiCroce, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Municipal and Commercial business, and Steve Hopper, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Industrial business.
Laurent Auguste, who had served as Veolia’s North American leader and CEO of Veolia Water North America, has been promoted to a global role as director of Veolia’s Innovation and Markets department, a newly created group that incorporates Research & Development, Marketing and Sales to further develop the company’s growth strategy.
“As the global leader, we truly believe Veolia is uniquely positioned to provide solutions that address the interrelated challenges of water, energy and waste management,” said Mah. “We’re better uniting our employees’ core competencies to strengthen our customer solutions, streamline our organization, increase our competitive advantages and improve business performance. I’m very excited to be back in North America, creating a collaborative team that will continue to ensure sustainable growth for our clients.”
Veolia companies in North America have approximately $2 billion in revenues and 10,000 employees.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With 220,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of $38.8 billion* in 2012.
* Excluding Transdev employees and revenues currently under divestment

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Veolia Environnement North America
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Veolia Environnement North America