Martin Falkenberg, a 25-year veteran in the international water sector, joined SUEZ North America as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Environment, Health, Security and Safety. He reports to Eric Gernath, CEO, of the water and waste subsidiary of Paris SUEZ (Paris Exchange: SVE).
Falkenberg has significant leadership experience in human resources and operations. He comes to SUEZ from Groupe SEB, a French company specializing in small domestic equipment, where he was Vice President of Human Resources in North America. Prior to that, Falkenberg worked in a variety of sales, business development and human resources positions for Nestle Waters, both internationally and in North America.
At SEB and Nestle Waters, he lead significant transformations which included integrating acquired companies, improving profitability and operational efficiencies, and creating more collaborative work environments.
Falkenberg joined SEB in 2012 as Vice President of Human Resources, in which he enjoyed great success in improving engagement by building a more collaborative work environment and focusing on employee development and advancement of top talent. Prior to this, he spent 18 years in senior roles at Nestle Waters, where he began as Area Manager of Human Resources. In 2000, he served as Director of New Business for Perrier Vittel Brazil, which was acquired by Nestle Waters.
Falkenberg earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his Master’s degree in labor relations from Cornell University and a Certificate of senior human resources leadership from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,260 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.064 billion in 2017 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of $19.6 billion (15.9 billion euros) in 2017.