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Patrick Cairo is the Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategy for United Water and SUEZ Environnement North America, a roll he assumed in 2002. Cairo has over 40 years of experience in the water industry, both in the U.S. and globally. He served as director of technology and research for SUEZ Environnement in Paris, where he oversaw its technology and research centers around the world. Prior to that, Cairo served as CEO of United Water Services, following a three-year tenure with SUEZ Environnement as director of international water development for North America. Cairo launched his career with the Philadelphia Water Department and advanced through positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed deputy water commissioner and chief operating officer in 1986. Cairo holds both a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and a Certified Water Works Operator in Pennsylvania, Class A.

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