David Stanton is CEO of UGSI Solutions, Inc. (“UGSI”), a leading provider of Water Quality Management Solutions and Chemical Feed Systems to the municipal water and wastewater utility markets. He joined UGSI in the fall of 2022 with over 30 years of water and environmental industry experience. Prior to UGSI, he led the integration of Clean Earth, Inc., a +$780M-per-year specialty waste processing and recycling company formed from two significant acquisitions. Before Clean Earth, Stanton served as CEO of Suez (now Veolia) North America Utility Holdings, Inc., one of the largest U.S. water and wastewater infrastructure owners. Through investments in leadership, assets, and digital transformation, Suez achieved industry-leading results during his tenure. In the two decades prior, Stanton held leadership positions in two startups (APTWater and Westates Carbon) and helped grow and improve operations at two industry consolidators (EarthTech and SouthWest Water).
Additionally, Stanton has been a long-term advocate for innovation in water technology and digital transformation, having served as Chairman for the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Burnt Island Ventures and enjoys working with entrepreneurs through the Imagine H2O Water Accelerator Program. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University and has had relevant continuing education at UVA-Darden, Stanford, and in Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.