Veolia Environmental Services Appoints New General Counsel

01/27/10  • Waste

​CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2010 – Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) announced the appointment of Michael K. Slattery to senior vice president and general counsel. The appointment was effective December 8, 2009.

Richard Burke, president and CEO of VESNA, commented on the appointment. “Since joining our company nearly six years ago, Mike Slattery has proven his value, demonstrating time and again his outstanding legal skills and leadership traits. I am delighted to bring him onto our corporate team where he’ll have the opportunity to take on more responsibility at the VESNA level.”
As senior vice president and general counsel at VESNA, Slattery will be responsible for leading the law function for all of VESNA, including the provision of legal services to all three of the company’s business units as well as VESNA itself. He will also serve as the VESNA representative in legal matters across Veolia Environnement North America.
“I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to the challenges that this position will bring,” said Slattery.
Slattery joined Veolia ES Solid Waste in 2004 as vice president and general counsel. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and general counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. and as general counsel for several major North and Latin American operating divisions of Waste Management Inc. over a 15-year period with the company. Following that, Slattery served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc. with responsibility for the management of legal affairs throughout North America, Europe, North Africa and the Far East.
Slattery is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from St. Joseph’s College in Rennselaer, Ind. He will be based at VESNA’s headquarters in Chicago.

About Veolia Environmental Services in North America
Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) offers fully integrated waste and environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. Headquarted in Chicago, VESNA is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with approximately 30,000 employees dedicated to responsible waste management, quality water and wastewater services, efficient energy and facilities management, and comprehensive public transportation systems.
The Veolia Environmental Services (VES) group is the largest waste services company in the world and 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. Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE), the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than PRESS RELEASE 336,000 employees in 72 countries and recorded revenues of $50.4 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit
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