Appointed chief sustainability officer for Veolia Water North America in 2010, Mr. Piñero leads Veolia Water's sustainability efforts in North America. He works to support programs at company operations as well as develop and implement sustainable programs and services for Veolia Water's clients. The company's North American operations serve more than 14 million people in approximately 650 communities.
A graduate of State University of New York and Texas A&M University, Mr. Piñero began his environmental services career in the southern United States working as a geologist with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1980. In 1989, he served as director of environmental services with RETTEW Associates, where he successfully led environmental projects involving both the government and public sector. In 1998, he took the position of Pennsylvania Energy Director, serving the Governor of Pennsylvania. In 2003, he took his work to a federal level, serving as the deputy federal environmental executive at the White House where he focused on industrial ecology, sustainability and federal-state cooperation.