Environmental Executive Moves: Veolia, Citation Technologies, Xylem, Greeley and Hansen, EPA

by | Dec 6, 2012

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental leaders.

Veolia Environmental Services North America: The industrial waste cleaning, maintenance, recycling and disposal company has appointed Jeff Adix (pictured) as president and CEO. Adix, who previously served as vice president of audit advisory services for ManpowerGroup, worked for Veolia from 200o to 2009. Adix replaced Richard Burke, who left the company to serve as president of Advanced Disposal Services, which acquired the assets of Veolia ES Solid Waste.

Citation Technologies: The environmental, health and safety compliance company has appointed four executives tasked with driving global adoption of software-as-a-service EHS risk and compliance management solutions. David Carlson has been named president and CEO of Citation Technologies and will be responsible for accelerating global sales penetration of the company’s cloud-based software. Carlson previously worked at IHS, where he was SVP/CTO. The other appointments include Mark Hutchinson as senior vice president of global content and product management, Sam Buffington as CFO and Tom Bonetto as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Xylem Inc.: The global water technology company has appointed Nicholas R. Colisto as senior vice president and chief information officer effective Dec. 19. 2012. Colisto previously held executive IT positions, including vice president and CIO, at Hovnanian Enterprises, a residential construction company.

Greeley and Hansen: The civil and environmental engineering and consulting firm has named Kim A. Tanner as managing director of the firm’s southwest operating group. Tanner recently served as vice president of Arizona operations for Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

World Water Council: The international organization has elected Lisette Provencher, senior vice president of operations support for United Water, to serve on its board of governors.

SmartBIM: The provider of BIM content creation, distribution, BIM tools and AEC market intelligence for building professionals has promoted Richard Semmes to president. Semmes was previously executive vice president of technology.

Balcones Resources: The Austin, Texas-based recycling facility has promoted Sara Koeninger to senior vice president of corporate services. Koeninger also will sit on the company’s executive leadership committee. Koeninger served as project manager for Balcones’ new $25 million Austin material recovery facility.

EPA: Federal agency chief Lisa P. Jackson has appointed 11 environmental education professionals to serve on the EPA’s National Environmental Education Advisory Council, which is comprised of representatives from organizations outside the US government who provide the agency with advice and recommendation on environmental education. The appointees include Caroline Lewis, Kelly Keena, both of whom will represent primary and secondary education; Mark Kraus and Edna Negron-Martinez will represent colleges and universities; Kay Antunez de Mayolo and Vidette Cory will represent state departments of education and natural resources; Cara Gizzi and Scott Frazier will represent business and industry; Angie Chen and Richard Gonzales will represent nonprofits; and Kenneth Gembel will represent the interests of senior Americans.

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