Covanta announces new head for environmental services subsidiary, Covanta Environmental Solutions

Morristown-based Covanta on Thursday said it appointed Selma Kivran as president, Covanta Environmental Solutions, a subsidiary of Covanta that was formed in 2015.

Kivran assumes the role from Paul Stauder, who has been appointed as Covanta’s chief revenue officer but will continue to play an instrumental role in the creation and growth of new environmental services offerings through acquisitions and greenfield expansions.

Kivran will report to Covanta President and Chief Operating Officer Azeez Mohammed.

CES provides companies with comprehensive environmental services through a vast, nationwide network of material processing and waste-to-energy facilities.

Kivran will lead the rapidly expanding CES business line that is instrumental in solidifying the company as an end-to-end platform for a wide range of customers’ sustainable materials management needs.

“Selma brings to Covanta a proven history of leading complex and challenged businesses to new heights in potential and growth, by optimizing business and stakeholder return on investment,” Mohammed stated. “With her unmatched background in both services and product businesses, I expect she will bring a focused and fresh perspective to CES and move us forward to be a one-stop-shop in providing our customers with the most sustainable outcomes.”

Kivran has an extensive background in profit & loss management, commercial, operations, quality and engineering to drive enterprisewide organic and inorganic customer and business growth. Prior to joining Covanta, Kivran was executive vice president, West hemisphere, at Ethos Energy, where she had full P&L responsibility for the Americas business and led the transformation from a product-line business to a regional business model.

“I am thrilled to join Covanta at this critical moment in the company’s exciting trajectory as it transforms into the leading sustainable waste management company in North America,” Kivran said. “Covanta Environmental Services has a proven track record of providing customers unmatched solutions for their sustainability needs. As we look toward our future growth and the incredible market opportunity ahead, I look forward to working with this agile, exceptional team.”

Kivran has also served as general manager, global commercial direct at Ingersoll-Rand and led its global commercial strategy within its Compressor Technology Services Business. She started her career as a field engineer at General Electric, rising through the ranks in roles of increasing responsibility in services and product industries. Her last role at General Electric was general manager, Aeroderivative Product Line, a product line within the Power Services business.