Onyx Leader Steps Down

Onyx North America has announced that G.W. “Bill” Dietrich has resigned from his position as CEO to pursue other interests.

In 1994, Dietrich took the helm of Superior Services as president and CEO. Under his guidance, the company went public in 1996 and from 1996 to 1999, Superior made approximately 130 acquisitions. In 1999, Superior was sold to Paris-based CGEA/Onyx. At that time, Dietrich was appointed CEO of Onyx North America through Jan. 15, 2004.

“It is time to put my energy into other areas,” Dietrich says. “I leave a talented team in a financially sound organization that has achieved much success.”

Michel Gourvennec, who is currently Deputy CEO of CGEA/Onyx, has been appointed as Dietrich's replacement. Gourvennec previously headed Onyx North America between 1997 and 1999.

“I wish nothing but the continuing good fortune for Onyx.,” Dietrich says.