President – Utility Operations and Federal Services
David Stanton serves as president of SUEZ in North America’s Utility
Operations and is responsible for overseeing the operations and
management of regulated water and wastewater businesses across
the nation. David has over 27 years of experience in the water
industry, in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining SUEZ, David served as chief executive officer and
member of the board of APTwater, a company focused on water re-
use. David grew APTwater from its inception through organic sales,
services and acquisition of new technology. He built an innovative
platform and market strategy, assembled a world-class investor
base, acquired intellectual property to fuel future growth and
compiled an extraordinary management team. Prior to APTwater, he
served as chief operating officer and interim chief financial officer of
SouthWest Water where he led the company through a turnaround
ending in a sale to a private equity company.
David launched his water career in 1990 with a startup company
which was acquired by Wheelabrator Technologies. As the industry
consolidated, he moved to Tyco International, where he advanced
through positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed
executive vice president of EarthTech’s international asset
management division, constructing and operating water and
wastewater utilities worldwide. When Tyco sold the EarthTech
division, several business units were acquired by SUEZ, including
NACO, WPT and a portfolio of projects in China.
David is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National
Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and serves on the advisory
board of a large, privately held technology company. He is also a
recent graduate of the Young Presidents Organization.
David holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University
and has had continuing education at the UVA-Darden School and in
Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.