NRW expert Patrick Wren joins FIDO’s growing US team

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Non-revenue water (NRW) expert Patrick Wren has joined FIDO Tech LLC in the US as Customer Success Manager, the company has announced.

Patrick will be responsible for ensuring the successful adoption of FIDO AI’s disruptive water leak detection across the US. He will support utility clients to onboard rapidly and integrate FIDO effectively as part of a new or enhanced NRW program.

He is the innovative tech firm’s second major US hire this year, following the appointment of Emma Quail as US Director of Sales in June.

Together, Patrick and Emma make a formidable force, with a combined five decades of knowledge and experience in non-revenue water and leak detection.

Patrick has more than 35 years progressive experience as a project manager and supervisor in underground utility construction and operation, specializing in NRW, including chairing a committee of experts serving millions of customers across eight states.

“Water is the world’s most essential resource, and we need to act now to preserve and protect it. Innovative leak detection like FIDO AI opens up new potential levels of performance with never-before-seen insight like leak sizing, and a data-as-a-service business model which puts it within the reach of every single one of the States’ 150,000 water utilities – whether they have millions of customers or just one,” he said.

FIDO AI is the world’s only technology able to deliver actionable insight about water leaks and their size by analysing the sounds and vibrations in pipes. It works with any data file, on any pipe material and in any environment; eliminating human error and false alarms to help utilities rapidly cut water loss in a cost-effective way.

“It’s great to have a heavyweight like Patrick to boost our strong US team. He is a great engineer, who is leakage through and through, really knows the sector and has hit the ground running,” said FIDO CEO Victoria Edwards.

“With the recent multi-million dollar investment in FIDO by a cohort of investors including some of the biggest names in green capital in the US plus the incorporation of our new US entity FIDO Tech LLC, Pat’s recruitment sends a powerful signal to the US market that we are here to stay and serious about tackling water scarcity.”

Patrick Wren is married with three children and three grandchildren, whom he describes as his ‘daily inspiration’. In his free time, when not spending time with his family, he likes to hike and play bags.

“It’s great to have a heavyweight like Patrick to boost our strong US team. He is a great engineer, who is leakage through and through, really knows the sector and has hit the ground running,”

Victoria Edwards, FIDO CEO.