PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Resilient Infrastructure Group is pleased to announce that industry veteran Walter Lynch has joined the team as a Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors. Resilient develops and invests in transformative water, wastewater and related renewable natural gas solutions that meet our clients’ site-specific business, financial, and sustainability objectives.
Walter’s water and wastewater utility experience includes multiple senior level positions within American Water across several regions, serving his last 14 years with the company as both the CEO and COO. Prior to American Water, Walter was a successful entrepreneur in the resource recovery sector, selling his business to Waste Management and working as an executive for Synagro, a leading company in the residuals industry. As a recognized industry advocate, he has served on numerous boards, including the National Association of Water Companies and the Water Research Foundation, among many others.
“Walter brings a unique perspective to our value creation and growth plans given his decades of expertise in leading both regulated and non-regulated utility operations,” said Ben Vitale, CEO and Board Member. “Walter’s experience driving organic growth as well as the pursuit of strategic acquisitions across the water, wastewater and resource recovery sectors, including at Synagro, further strengthens our water infrastructure capabilities and renewable natural gas investments which are both experiencing rapid growth,” added Bar Littlefield, Resilient’s Lead Operating Director.
“We are fortunate to have Walter join us as we continue to pursue a broad range of opportunities across multiple segments of the water industry and the renewable gas segments,” said Bill Brennan, President. “I have worked with Walter over the last two decades and there is no finer executive in the industry who has successfully executed tactically and developed a strategic direction to take advantage of how the water industry needs to evolve in the 21st century.”
“I am excited to join the Resilient team, which allows me to share my broad industry experience to assist in their goals of rapid growth and customer value creation,” said Lynch. “The team around Ben Vitale and Bill Brennan has built a world class development platform to drive further growth and value creation for customers looking to solve their water scarcity, sustainability, and resilience needs in a changing and dynamic environment. I am looking forward to working with the strong management team, Partners Group and the outstanding Board of Directors to take Resilient Infrastructure Group to the next level.”
Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients, acquired Resilient Infrastructure Group in 2021.
About Resilient Infrastructure Group™
Resilient Infrastructure Group™ (Resilient) develops, funds, and manages a portfolio of wastewater, water and related infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Canada. Resilient was acquired by Partners Group in 2021 to drive growth in the utility “as a service” model for private and public clients. The firm’s approach, water industry experience and strong financial backing allow it to provide flexible client options to fund a range of asset-heavy infrastructure, including project development and technology rollout. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.