PARAMUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SUEZ, a leading provider of environmental services, today announced that Gary Albertson has been promoted to the position of President, Utility Division for North America, effective immediately. Albertson is a senior operations and business development executive with over 30 years of unique and broad utility experience ranging from engineering, technical solutions, capital planning and delivery to project management and business development.
In his most recent role, Gary has been the interim Chief Operating Officer for the Utility Division, where he has led high-performing teams with a strong focus on business strategy, service reliability, operational efficiency and customer care.
“The promotion of Gary highlights the strength of our leadership team as we continue to navigate today’s challenges and opportunities,” said Nadine Leslie, CEO, SUEZ North America. “His experience managing complex operational challenges and partnering cross-functionally will be instrumental in helping SUEZ become the leader in environmental services. As we continue to enhance our capabilities to provide safe and reliable water to our customers, and invest in innovative solutions, we are uniquely positioned for continued growth moving forward.”
“I am looking forward to take on this opportunity,” said Albertson. “As water companies deal with aging infrastructure and water quality challenges, SUEZ is exceptionally well-positioned to develop innovative solutions to meet or exceed the needs of our customers. This is especially important as we work our way through the health pandemic, as customers and businesses depend on us for delivery of life’s most essential resource.”
Albertson serves on the board of Directors for the New York League of Conservation Voters and is a member of the National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association, the Water Research Foundation and the Design Build Institute of America.
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.
About SUEZ North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,000 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to nearly 7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and 460 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 6,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2020 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimizing municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of €18.0 billion in 2020.
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