Release date: 2010-05-07

Veolia Environmental Services Names VP of Human Resources to Milwaukee-based Solid Waste Division

(Newswire Today) —  Milwaukee, WI, United States, 2010-05-07 - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. announces the appointment of Dana Valentine to Vice President of Human Resources (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE).


“With almost 4,000 employees at over 150 locations stretching from Quebec, Canada, to Freeport, Grand Bahamas, it is critical that we have experienced leadership in this key role,” said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, of the human resources position. “Dana brings to our team extensive experience in human resource leadership having worked at Fortune 500 organizations as General Electric Corporation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC and Johnson Controls Inc. I look forward to working with Dana and seeing our company’s success grow.”

In her new position, Valentine will continue to raise the company’s standards. “My goal is to make Veolia ES Solid Waste the employer of choice for talented individuals wanting to grow and develop in a world-class environmental services business,” said Valentine.

As the Vice President of Human Resources, Valentine will be responsible for talent acquisition, talent management, team building and strategic problem solving for one of the largest waste services companies in North America. Valentine comes to Veolia from Johnson Controls Inc., where she was Director of Human Resources for the North America systems business. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature and a master’s of science in Human Resources Management, both from Villanova University in her hometown of Philadelphia.

About Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., part of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America, providing a full range of services to commercial, industrial and residential customers in 12 states, the Bahamas, and Canada. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. operates 76 collection facilities and 30 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in North America and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. By working in partnership with communities, we aim to preserve valuable resources and extend landfill capacity by focusing on waste reduction, curbside collection, sorting and the processing and marketing of recyclables.

About Environmental 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. Veolia Environnement is in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX). Visit the company's Websites at and

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