BOSTON -- Elevating its position as a visionary leader in environmental solutions and sustainability, Veolia North America announced today that Matt Madeksza, an established business leader with more than 20 years experience in business development and industrial expertise, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Madeksza's appointment as President and CEO of Veolia North America was announced by the Paris-based Veolia group, the world's leading provider of optimized resource management. VNA, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, is a subsidiary of Veolia group.
"Matt brings the right expertise and proven experience to help VNA meet its strategic goals, and we are very pleased to have him taking on this important leadership role," said Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia's Chief Operating Officer.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Veolia North America at a time when environmental solutions and resource management are needed more than ever before," said Madeksza. "I look forward to making the most of my experience to support the strategic goals of the company and the customers who rely on us for safe, reliable solutions in energy, water and waste."
Madeksza, who earlier held leadership positions with Boeing and United Technologies Corp., has spent the past 14 years with Saint-Gobain Corp. leading global businesses in Performance Plastics, Abrasives and Construction Products. In 2017, Matt joined Saint-Gobain’s CertainTeed Corp., where he led Insulation Products Group and Roofing Products Group.
Madeksza replaces interim President and CEO Brian Clarke, whose years of VNA experience helped effectively guide the company through challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his watch, VNA was able to secure significant acquisitions over the past year including the hazardous waste treatment plant in Gum Springs, Ark. and the successful transition of VNA’s district energy business to Antin Infrastructure Partners. Clarke, who has also served as VNA corporate counsel and senior executive in charge of corporate development, will remain with the company to lead and support its strategic growth strategy.
In his new role, Madeksza will be responsible for overseeing a company that serves approximately 4,000 industrial and municipal customers across the U.S. and Canada, building on a track record for operational and customer service excellence.
About Veolia North America
A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 7,000 employees working at more than 150 locations across the continent.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2019, the Veolia group supplied 98 million people with drinking water and 67 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 45 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 50 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €27.189 billion in 2019 (USD 29.9 billion). www.veolia.com
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