Veolia Environmental Services Names New CEO to Industrial Services Division

10/5/11  • Waste

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2011 – Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) announces the appointment of Darryl Schimeck to president and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services, Inc. The appointment was effective October 3, 2011.

“Darryl brings a proven track record within the industrial cleaning industry that demonstrates his ability to achieve targets and grow a business. And he has done this without losing sight of the ingredients that are essential for success in this highly dangerous field – the safety of employees and customers alike,” noted Richard Burke, president and CEO of VESNA. “Darryl’s leadership style and abilities are a welcome addition to our executive team.”

As president and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services, Schimeck will be responsible for managing the overall operations of the largest industrial cleaning services company in North America, including implementing programs designed to provide direction and structure to ensure the company’s growth. “I’ve spent my career seeking ways to improve operational efficiencies leading to increased revenue, growth and customer satisfaction. I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity here at Veolia and I look forward to the challenges that this position will bring,” said Schimeck.

Schimeck joins Veolia from Atlantic Plant Services, Inc. and United Anco Services, Inc., both members of The Brock Group family of industrial services companies, where he has served as president since 2008. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of K2 Industrial Services, Inc., and executive vice president of Kenny Industrial Services, Inc. He started his career with Waste Management, Inc., where he spent 16 years and held several positions of increased responsibility in business development and operational management.

Schimeck holds a BA in Economics from Alma College in Alma, Mich. He serves as chairman of the board at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. Schimeck will be based at Veolia ES Industrial Services, Inc.’s headquarters in League City, TX.
For more than 30 years, Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc. has been providing industrial cleaning, mechanical and maintenance services and environmental waste management solutions. Our staff of 4,500 work to provide solutions to the refining, chemical, power, metal, auto and paper industries in over 70 locations across the US and Canada. We have a special services group that delivers emergency response, high hazard response, inland and offshore marine diving services, abatement and remediation services. Veolia ES Industrial Services is the largest provider of industrial cleaning services in North America.
Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.
The Veolia Environmental Services 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. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 313,000 employees in 74 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of almost $50 billion in 2009.
Denisse Ike, Veolia North America
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