Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) today announced the appointment of Jeff Adix as President and CEO of the organization. He replaces Richard Burke, who recently left the company to serve as President of Advanced Disposal Services (ADS), which acquired the assets of Veolia ES Solid Waste.
As President and CEO of VESNA, Adix will be responsible for the overall performance, growth and operations of the company, which include the collection, treatment and recycling of hazardous wastes and turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance. He brings a unique perspective to his new role, having previously worked for Veolia from 2000 to 2009. During this time, he served as a member of VESNA’s Executive Committee and held senior management roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Support Services and Chief Financial Officer for the company’s former solid waste business.
Jerome Le Conte, CEO of Veolia Environmental Services, commented on Adix’s return to VESNA: “I am very pleased to welcome back Jeff to the Veolia organization. He is a proven leader with over 20 years of management experience, both in the United States and abroad,” said Jérôme Le Conte. “I have the utmost confidence in his ability to effectively lead Veolia’s waste operations in North America, where we are well-positioned to grow our service offering and market share within the industrial sector.”
Most recently, Adix served as Vice President of Audit Advisory Services for ManpowerGroup, a $22 billion publicly-traded staffing and workforce solutions company. Prior to this role, he was an Executive Vice President with Manpower Group’s Right Management business, with global responsibility for both financial management and strategic planning. Adix also brings international acquisition, joint venture and strategic development experience to Veolia, gained from time with S.C. Johnson, a $9 billion global consumer products company.
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