Mr. Pinero is President of The Pinero Group LLC, which provides sustainability consulting services in a wide variety of areas. Prior to starting The Pinero Group, he was Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America (VNA), and liaison to Veolia’s worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs departments. In his role at Veolia, Mr. Pinero oversaw all efforts related to sustainability, in regard to outreach, client issues, and internal practices, including the water, energy, and waste business lines. VNA provides leading edge water, energy and environmental service and technology activities, and has approximately 10,000 employees and generates approximately $2 billion in annual revenue.
Over his more than 34 year career, Mr. Pinero has worked in the private sector, including as a consultant to many clients on sustainability, environment, and energy. He has also served in the public sector at the state and Federal level addressing sustainability issues; including serving as the White House Federal Environmental Executive, where he focused on developing and implementing sustainability policy and practices within the US Federal government. Mr. Pinero served in state government in Pennsylvania as both the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Sustainability, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; as well as holding the office of Pennsylvania State Energy Director.
He has Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York and Masters of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona.