Patrick R. Scanlon
Vice President - Water Operations

Patrick Scanlon has over 35 years of experience in the water utility industry.  He began his career at Golden State Water Company (formerly Southern California Water Company) in 1979 as an entry-level water distribution operator.  Patrick held a number of progressively responsible positions at GSWC, including six years as the Superintendent in the Santa Maria District and ten years as Orange County District Manager.  In October 2002, he was promoted to Vice President, Customer Service for GSWC’s Region II service areas in Los Angeles County.  

Mr. Scanlon is currently the Vice President of Water Operations.  In this position, Patrick has executive responsibility for all water operations within Golden State Water Company, including customer service, water distribution, water supply and water quality.  He is accountable for ensuring positive relationships are maintained with city and county management and elected officials throughout the 75 cities and 10 counties served by GSWC.  In addition, Patrick is also directly involved in regional water agency issues which impact the Company’s overall water supply.  

Mr. Scanlon graduated from California State University, Fullerton in May of 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.  He is also certified as a Grade 3 water treatment operator and as a Grade 3 water distribution operator by the California Department of Public Health.



In pursuing our mission, the board of directors, management and the company´s employees are guided by the shared Values presented below:

Integrity - Building trust through honest communications and doing what is right

Teamwork - Maximizing efficiency through collaboration and individual strengths

Respect - Valuing diversity and treating all stakeholders with fairness

Excellence in Service - Striving for excellence and quality in everything we do

Accountability - Taking ownership of one´s actions