Interim COO, Utility Operations, and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Gary Albertson serves as Interim Chief Operating Officer, Utility Division of SUEZ North America, overseeing operations and management of SUEZ’ owned utilities across the United States. This includes ensuring the provision of water services to over two million people and a $300-million capital improvement program.
As Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Gary is also responsible for business development and strategic activities for SUEZ North America. This includes new large-scale public-private partnerships in the U.S and Canada. He is also responsible for external relations with multilateral agencies, industry groups and partner companies in the water and environmental services sectors.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in the water industry with much of it focused in the field of operations and asset management of water and wastewater systems servicing the public. He previously served as Vice President – Business Development where he helped secure and manage a $1.2-billion, 20-year wastewater services partnership with Nassau County, NY, the largest in the nation’s history. Prior to that, Gary served as Vice President – Capital Investment Planning and Delivery in which he was responsible for asset management activities and delivering a $1 billion capital program throughout all of SUEZ North America (formerly United Water) companies.
Prior to joining SUEZ North America, Gary served as a Senior Project Manager with Montgomery Watson (now Stantec) consulting engineers where he was responsible for engineering and project management for municipal water utilities and environmental service companies.
Gary holds a M.S. in environmental engineering from Manhattan College and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Hartford and is a Registered Professional Engineer.