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January 1, 2007
Lombard, Ill.-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) has appointed Richard Burke to be the new president and COO of the firm's Milwaukee-based solid waste division. Burke assumed the role on Jan. 1. He replaces Paul Jenks, who retired as president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. at the end of last year. Burke previously served as vice president of the Eastern Region for Veolia ES Solid Waste.
“While we will miss Paul Jenks' leadership and guidance, we are fortunate to have a key individual to promote from within the organization,” said Michel Gourvennec, CEO of VESNA, in a statement. “Richard Burke brings a wealth of industry experience and strategic insight to his new role as president and COO. These traits will serve us well as he takes an active approach in driving the growth of our company across North America.”
Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360
Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.
Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.
Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.
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