Our Leadership

  • Brian Clarke
    President and CEO, Veolia North America

    Brian Clarke was appointed president and CEO of Veolia North America in September 2019. He leads the water, energy, waste and resource recovery activities of Veolia’s North American zone, which has approximately 7,000 employees.

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  • Jason Salgo
    EVP Finance and CFO

    With over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, Jason leads all financial and accounting responsibilities for Veolia North America.  Previously CFO of Veolia Energy North America and interim CFO of Veolia Water North America, Jason has been with Veolia Energy and its predecessor company, The Trigen Companies, since 2006, working as Treasurer and then VP of Finance before becoming CFO in 2011. 

    Prior to joining Trigen, he was Vice President - Finance for Calpine Corporation. As Vice President at Calpine, Jason performed the analysis of risks and benefits of new investment opportunities for the company, financing for power generation facilities, and working with Accounting and Treasury Groups on compliance and cash management for several subsidiary entities. At Calpine, Jason played a critical role in the execution of more than $5 billion in capital market and debt transactions.

    Before joining Calpine,  Jason was a Manager for Generation Ventures Associates (GVA), a power generation developer. At GVA, he was an integral member of the development team for several proposed large-scale international power generation projects.

    Jason has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

  • Dan Mahoney
    EVP and General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

    As Chief Legal Officer, Dan is responsible for all legal and compliance matters, and also oversees the real estate and insurance/risk groups. 

    He manages a team of lawyers and legal professionals who cover the full breadth of the company's legal work, including contract negotiations and contract administration, mergers and acquisitions, business development, dispute resolution and litigation management,  and labor and employment law compliance.

    Dan joined Veolia North America in 2011. Previously, he served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Penn Traffic Company, a publicly traded food retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler headquartered in New York.

    He began his legal career at the Boston law firm, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP.

    An avid Boston sports fan, Dan had a series of legal analysis op-eds published in a major Boston newspaper during the NFL's "Deflategate" saga involving Patriots' quarterback, Tom Brady.

    Dan received a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Harvard College, and a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.

  • Bob Cappadona
    EVP and COO Environmental Solutions and Services and Industrial Canada

    In 1991, Bob joined Veolia Environmental Services as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the company's hazardous waste management operations and resided in Flanders, NJ. In 1996, he moved to New England to become the General Manager for the branch operations in that area, and in 2008, he became the Vice-President of Service Operations for the Eastern region of the company. In 2012, Bob assumed responsibility for Veolia's operations in the Western Region. In 2014, he became the Senior Vice-President for the Environmental Solutions and Services (ESS) business of Veolia's Industrial business line. In 2015, his scope of responsibility expanded to include Veolia's environmental business lines in Canada. In 2016, he was named Chief Operating Officer of both the ESS business and Veolia’s Industrial offerings in Canada.

    Bob started his environmental career in 1987 as an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer for the General Electric (GE) Company in Somerville, NJ. In 1989, he became the EHS Manager for GE's semiconductor manufacturing operations in the United States and Europe. While in this role, he experienced first-hand the falling of the Berlin Wall and the massive San Francisco earthquake and the environmental issues that ensued.

    Bob is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and has completed extensive graduate studies in toxicology at Michigan and environmental health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Most importantly, Bob is the proud dad of a son, Dominick. Bob is also an avid marathon runner (120+) and enjoys watching his son play soccer, hockey and baseball.

  • Jim Pawloski
    EVP and COO Industrial Water and Regeneration Services

    Jim serves as EVP and COO of Industrial Water and Regeneration Services. In this role, he leads the operations of Veolia's Regeneration Services specializing in the recovery of sulfuric acid and gases of the refining process, which are regenerated into clean acid and steam used in wide range of industrial activities.
     
    Before joining Veolia, Jim had a 30 year career at DuPont, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, strategy, M&A, and business transformation. Jim spent five years managing DuPont's Clean Technologies business, which specializes in delivering innovative services and solutions to the refining sector. 
     
    Jim holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Nathalie Viens
    SVP Operations Canada East

    With 20 years of experience, Nathalie is an executive with leadership, operations and environmental expertise. With a focus on process re-engineering and operational excellence, Nathalie currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Veolia North America's Canada East business. In this role, she leads energy and water operations, all Environmental Solutions and Services (ESS), all Oil Regeneration Business and industrial cleaning operations.

    She began her career with Accenture, throughout her career, Nathalie has led various service lines managing multiple functional and operational teams, to support go-to-market strategy, strategic vision, business case and delivery of core capital projects around system and business processes. Nathalie has also served as program director leading several major mining operation transformations and enterprise solution transformations as well as performing strategic assessments and impact analyses (business, processes, organizational) to improve operational performance.

    Before joining Veolia, Nathalie was the North American Sustaining Capital VP for the Mining and Metallurgy Group of SNC-Lavalin, leading teams dedicated to mining environment (geotechnical services, tailing management, rock mechanics, etc.), mining (mine operation, mine technical services, etc.) and plants services (process, engineering, project management, etc.) as well as a global management consulting group within the Group. 

    Nathalie holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. Nathalie holds a professional engineer certification in the province of Quebec. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Bruce Rintoul
    SVP Operations Canada West

    A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Bruce serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Veolia North America's Canada West business (Ontario and all provinces west of Ontario).  In this role, he leads energy and water operations, all Environmental Solutions and Services (ESS) and industrial cleaning operations in the Canada West market.  

    Before joining Veolia, Bruce was Chief Operating Officer of Strike Energy Services, a Canadian oilfield construction company focused on pipeline construction, module fabrication and oil processing facility construction.  With more than 35 years of industrial waste, construction and maintenance experience, Bruce has held operational and executive positions at CEDA International, RSC Equipment Rental, The Churchill Corporation, and Philip Services Corporation.

    Bruce earned a bachelor's of science degree in civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. at the University of Western Ontario.  Bruce holds professional engineer certification in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Director ICD.D designation.

  • Augie Schulke
    EVP HR and CHRO

    Augie is EVP HR and CHRO for Veolia North America.  He was most recently Corporate Director of Human Resources for Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies North America.

    Augie has been with Veolia since 2010 and has two decades of experience in aligning business strategies and human resources solutions. Prior to joining Veolia, he served as Vice President, Human Resources for a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and performance materials.  Augie has held senior positions in HR for companies in the chemical, information services and healthcare industries in the U.S., European and Asian markets.

    Augie has a M.B.A. in human resources and finance from Lewis University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.  He holds the Senior Professional Human Resource License, Certified Compensation Professional and Certified Benefits Professional License.  He’s also participated in executive education programs at Stanford University, Northwestern University,London Business School, INSEAD University in executive management and human resources.

  • Patrick Schultz
    Senior Vice President Strategy

    Patrick Schultz was appointed Senior Vice President Strategy of Veolia North America (VNA) in October 2019. In this role, he is responsible for establishing robust strategic planning processes, working with the CEO and business unit leaders to set the direction of the company, and leading organizational change and other strategic initiatives. Patrick also ensures alignment between the strategic direction of VNA and Veolia Group’s global strategic plan.

    Patrick joined VNA in 2011 and most recently established and led the performance team, an in-house consulting group focused on delivering high-impact performance improvement projects and establishing a comprehensive operational excellence program across VNA's entire operations portfolio in the U.S. and Canada.

    Prior to joining the company, Patrick worked at McKinsey & Co. where he supported a wide range of clients on performance transformation and strategy projects across various industry sectors, including water utilities, chemicals, oil and gas, and semi-conductor manufacturing.

    Patrick received a PhD in geosciences from Princeton University for his research on the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. He also holds an MSc in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Dipl.-Ing. in environmental engineering from the Universität Stuttgart in his native country of Germany.

    Despite having lived in the U.S. since 2001, Patrick is still an avid (but often disappointed) fan of his home town's soccer club — VfB Stuttgart from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. To make up for the disappointment, Patrick spends much of his weekend on the soccer pitch, cheering on his eight and 10-year old sons.

  • Bill Fahey
    SVP Technical and Performance and EH&S

    As the leader of the Technical and Performance department for Veolia North America, Bill is responsible for driving operational and technical performance. The Technical and Performance team provides technical support and assistance to all the North American Operations. His group is also responsible for implementing and enforcing standards, benchmarks and applying technical solutions for improving business performance. 
     
    Bill has a worked in utility business for over 30 years.  He has used his expertise in reliability engineering to support projects in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.  Prior to joining Veolia, Bill spent 13 years with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in various roles including the position of Asset Manager of the 1.2 Billion gallon per day Deer Island wastewater treatment plant. Bill was one of the technical leads for the design, construction, turn-over and start-up of the Boston Harbor Project.
     
    Bill earned a bachelor's degree in marine engineering at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

  • Steve Marcolini
    SVP Information Systems and Technologies (IS&T) and CIO

    With 32 years of experience in IT, Steve is responsible for all Information Technology activities for Veolia North America (United States and Canada.)

    Steve joined Veolia Energy in 2008 as Sr. Director of IT responsible for aligning IT strategy with the business mission. In 2011, Steve was promoted to Chief Information Officer and charged with setting the vision for IT and developing and executing the IT strategy in support of the business strategy, in addition to assisting with the creation of a shared IT environment across North America. Most recently, Steve led the cross-functional teams chartered with implementing a major ERP crossing all lines of the business.

    Prior to joining Veolia, Steve led IT teams in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Food industries. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Providence College and an MBA from Bryant College.

  • Carrie Griffiths
    Senior Vice President Communications and Marketing

    Carrie leads Veolia North America's (VNA) marketing and communications team to promote, enhance and protect VNA's brand. 

    Through media relations, digital and social media, crisis communications management, employee engagement and executive communications as well as marketing strategy, she communicates the company's mission with various external and internal stakeholders.

    Carrie joined VNA in 2018 as Vice President of Communications where she worked with the leadership team to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and defined appropriate strategies to capitalize on them. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing in October 2019.

    Carrie brings more than 25 years' corporate communications experience in global Fortune 150 environmental services, waste, energy and manufacturing corporations. 

    Prior to joining VNA, she was Director of Global Communications for InterGen, an independent power producer. She has held roles of increasing responsibility in corporate communications at Waste Management, Wheelabrator Technologies and Tyco International.

    Graduating with honors from the University of New Hampshire, Carrie has a Bachelor of Arts in communications. 

  • Peter Tellegen
    Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions

    Peter leads corporate development and merger and acquisition (M&A) activities for Veolia North America (VNA), covering the United States and Canada.

    He is responsible for the evaluation and execution of acquisition and  divestiture activities as well as evaluation of other complex business transactions.  

    Peter joined VNA in 2011 as Vice President - Finance, Veolia Water - Industrial Prior to joining the team, Peter served as Chief Financial Officer at Complete Energy, a privately held independent power producer. 

    Previously, Peter held positions in corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for Dynegy, Enron, British Gas and RBC Capital Markets. 

    Peter has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Rice University.

  • Nisreen Bagasra
    Chief Procurement Officer

    Nisreen joined Veolia in 2018 and reports to Bill DiCroce, CEO of Veolia North America (VNA). As Chief Procurement Officer, Nisreen is responsible for leading VNA’s procurement organization to maximize value and mitigate risk across the company’s supply base, for both direct and indirect spend categories. Nisreen’s team is responsible for managing national suppliers, strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, and compliance to purchasing policies and processes. Her team is also responsible for VNA’s travel, fleet, and purchasing card programs. Besides managing North American procurement operations, Nisreen has a seat at Veolia’s global executive procurement counsel, which is responsible for strategic decisions on global spend categories. Her team works with Veolia’s Paris headquarters (DAG) to implement global agreements in North America.

    Nisreen brings over 15 years of experience at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Veolia, she led the commercial sourcing team at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Nisreen began her career in management consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since then, she has held several leadership roles within procurement, including founding Optispend, a procurement consulting services firm.  Nisreen earned an MBA from Babson College and has completed an executive program at MIT Sloan School. She is a frequent speaker at procurement and supply chain conferences and has authored whitepapers and articles. She is also a former Olympic level competitive athlete and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

  • Ned Bartlett
    Chief Compliance Officer

    As the Chief Compliance Officer for Veolia North America (VNA), Ned works across all of VNA’s lines of business in the United States and Canada. He  oversees and manages compliance issues within the company and externally with customers, partners, intermediaries, suppliers and subcontractors. 

    Ned has over 25 years’ private and public experience in the energy and environmental fields. He joined Veolia in 2017 as the Vice President of Government Markets, in charge of providing actionable intelligence on government legislation, regulations and policies to support key markets and initiatives. 

    Following this, Ned was Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy, responsible for leading and executing all government strategies, sustainability programming and trade association engagement. 

    Immediately prior to joining Veolia, Ned served as Undersecretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Baker/Polito administration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this role he advised the Secretary on energy, environmental and climate policy and regulation and served as the Chair of the Energy Facility Siting Board. Previously, Ned was a partner at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, focusing on the environment, energy, transportation and real estate development. 

    Ned earned a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctorate and Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Ned serves on the Advisory Board for the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy.