BOSTON -- Veolia North America announced that Matt Madeksza, an established business leader with more than 20 years experience in business development and industrial expertise, has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO).  

Madeksza’s appointment as President and CEO of Veolia North America was announced by the Paris-based Veolia group. VNA, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, is a subsidiary of Veolia group.

“Matt brings the right expertise and proven experience to help VNA meet its strategic goals, and we are very pleased to have him taking on this important leadership role,” said Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s chief operating officer.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Veolia North America at a time when environmental solutions and resource management are needed more than ever before,” Madeksza said. “I look forward to making the most of my experience to support the strategic goals of the company and the customers who rely on us for safe, reliable solutions in energy, water and waste.”

Madeksza, who earlier held leadership positions with Boeing and United Technologies Corp., has spent the past 14 years with Saint-Gobain Corp. leading global businesses in Performance Plastics, Abrasives and Construction Products. In 2017, Matt joined Saint-Gobain’s CertainTeed Corp., where he led Insulation Products Group and Roofing Products Group. 

In his new role, Madeksza will be responsible for overseeing a company that serves approximately 4,000 industrial and municipal customers across the U.S. and Canada.