The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today that is has elected David Stanton, President of Utility Operations for SUEZ North America, as President of its board of directors at the group’s annual Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are fortunate to have David lead our association as we engage with cities and municipalities looking for new solutions to water-related challenges, including aging water infrastructure and limited water supply,” said Robert F. Powelson, NAWC’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has broad experience across water industry with a track record of success. Most important are his strong leadership traits – good judgment, team builder and a tough-minded individual and competitor. He will be trusted by our membership to move us in the right direction.”
Stanton brings with him over 25 years of experience in the water industry and is currently responsible for the operations and management of privately owned water and wastewater businesses that serve more than 2.5 million people in the United States.
Since joining SUEZ, Stanton has been instrumental in implementing large-scale, Smart Utility initiatives that have enhanced service to customers, including advanced metering networks, workforce management programs, real-time digital water quality sensors and an innovative web experience.
“I look forward to helping NAWC create the vision for the water utility of the future by positioning our membership as leaders of the digital revolution,” said Stanton. “Together we will continue to shine a light on the considerable contributions and expanding role that private water companies bring to communities across the nation.”
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,350 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 7.3 million people on a daily basis; treats 577 million gallons of water and 997 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 $1.275 billion in 2017 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Founded in 1895 by a handful of small water companies in Pennsylvania, the NAWC today is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has members located throughout the nation and ranging in size from large companies owning, operating or partnering with hundreds of utilities in multiple states to individual utilities serving a few hundred customers.
generated total revenues of $19.6 billion (15.9 billion euros) in 2017.