UGSI Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of water quality management solutions and chemical supply systems for the municipal water and wastewater markets, has announced the impending withdrawal of Andy Seidel, longtime CEO of UGSI. Seidel will transition to a non-executive director and advisor role and will remain an investor in the company. In this context, the UGSI is pleased to announce that the historical leader of the water industry david stanon will join UGSI as President and CEO. Stanton assumed both titles effective September 6, 2022 and will also join the company’s board of directors.
Stanton comes to UGSI with over 30 years of experience in the water and environmental industry. Over the past two years, he led the integration of Clean Earth, Inc., a $780+Mpa specialty waste treatment and recycling company that emerged from two major acquisitions. Prior to Clean Earth, Stanton served as CEO of Suez (now Veolia) North America Utility Holdings, Inc., one of the largest owners of water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States. Through investments in leadership, assets and digital transformation, Suez has achieved cutting-edge results during his tenure. Over the previous two decades, Stanton held leadership positions at two startups (APTWater and Westates Carbon) and helped grow and improve the operations of two industry consolidators (EarthTech and SouthWest Water).
Additionally, Stanton is a longtime advocate for water technology innovation and digital transformation, having served as president of the National Association of Water Utilities (NAWC). He currently sits on the advisory board of Burnt Island Ventures and mentors entrepreneurs through the Imagine H2O Water Accelerator program. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and has completed relevant continuing education at UVA-Darden, Stanford, and in Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.
“I am delighted to take on the role of CEO of UGSI,” said Stanton, incoming President and CEO. “It’s an exciting time to join the company with Baird Capital’s recent investment supporting UGSI’s strong growth. I’m excited to see what we can do together alongside the terrific Board of Directors that Baird has assembled and the talented and permanent team that Andy has helped cultivate. I wish Andy well and look forward to working with him in this next stage of his career.
Seidel has served as Chairman and CEO and President of UGSI since 2016. He was Chairman and CEO of Underground Solutions from 2006 to 2016 and CEO of United States Filter Corporation (USFilter) from 2000 to 2004, where he was one from founding executives from 1991. until acquisition by Vivendi SA in April 1999. US Filter grew from $22 million in sales to approximately $5 billion during this period. Seidel has served as a director of NYSE United States Filter Corporation listed companies Aqua America (formerly Philadelphia Suburban Water), French company Veolia Environnement (board director), and Nuverra Environmental Services. Seidel was a director of National Waterworks Holdings, Inc., a JP Morgan/Thomas Lee portfolio company, until it was acquired by Home Depot. He was also a senior advisor at VantagePoint Venture Partners, a venture capital fund. He was a member of the board of directors of O’Brien & Gere, a private engineering services company located in Syracuse, NY, until Ramboll acquired him in 2018.
“I couldn’t be happier to have David taking over the business – I’ve known him for almost 30 years, and he’s a star in the water industry,” Seidel said. “I know UGSI will be in good hands under David’s expert leadership.”
In June, UGSI announced a partnership with the Private Equity team of Baird Capital. The investment is intended to enable UGSI to fuel continued growth due to the increasing prevalence of water quality issues related to climate change, increasing population density, aging infrastructure and scarcity of resources. Baird Capital Partner Rob Ospalik and Vice President Becca Schlagenhauf have joined UGSI’s Board of Directors as part of the investment. Additionally, as part of the investment, Baird Capital’s operating adviser, Dave Schroeder, assumed the role of non-executive chairman of UGSI’s board of directors, and member of the WEF and former president of the Federation. Water Environment (WEF) and permanent water and wastewater industry executive Rebecca West also joined the board.
About UGSI Solutions, Inc.
Based in Milpitas, California, UGSI Solutions, Inc. provides a suite of water quality management technologies and chemical supply solutions to municipal and industrial customers. With a history that dates back more than 100 years, UGSI Solutions combines performance-proven brands such as Encore® metering pumps, Varea-Meter® flow meters and Polyblend® polymer activation systems with industry-leading technologies from today such as on-site generation of hypochlorite Microclor®. , Monoclor® RCS disinfectant residue management and PAX tank and tank mixing systems. From tank mixing and disinfection by-product removal, to disinfectant residue management and polymer activation, UGSI Solutions offers a complete line of water treatment and water quality solutions. water ‘outside the fence’. Tens of thousands of installations validate our experience and know-how in the fields of water quality improvement, chemical feeding and disinfection. UGSI Solutions makes your water and wastewater chemicals work harder for you.