Patrick R. Cairo, PE

Mr. Cairo is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the water and environmental services industry with specific skills in water and wastewater treatment, water resources management, strategic planning, project management, and strategy.

Currently, he is President of PCAIRO Management Consulting, LLC, based in NJ, where he provides advisory services on utility improvements, organizational restructuring, public-private-partnerships (P3), acquisitions, and other types of environmental management services for water and major infrastructure facilities. In his prior position as Senior Vice President Corporate Development with SUEZ North America, Patrick was responsible for corporate growth and strategy in the U.S. and Canada from major projects and acquisitions. With SUEZ France, he was Corporate Director of Technology, Innovation, and Environmental Services where he managed SUEZ’s global network of technology and research centers located in Paris (France); Northumbrian (UK); Richmond, VA, (U.S.); Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); and Sydney (Australia).

Patrick’s career began at the Philadelphia Water Department where he eventually became its Deputy Water Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for upgrading the city’s three major wastewater treatment plants to advanced secondary treatment, building a large biosolids reuse facility, and improving the three water treatment plants’ process technology to meet the needs of 2.6 million people in the greater Philadelphia region.

Fluent in French, he is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and master’s in environmental engineering. Patrick is a professional engineer in Pennsylvania and has also published over 80 papers on public-private-partnerships, water management, and technology innovation.