Edwin J. Sweeney was born in Weymouth, Mass., in 1949 and grew up in Hingham, Mass. He graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, Mass., in 1967 and was active on the hockey team for four years. He graduated from St. Anselms College in Manchester, N.H., with a B.A. and the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1972. At Notre Dame, he participated in varsity sailing. He received an M.S. in civil engineering in 1974 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut and California. His working career started as a consulting engineer for Carollo Engineers in Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1974. He joined Dorr Oliver in 1977 as a sales engineer for industrial filtration products and in 1989 became vice president of sales for water and wastewater filtration systems for Dorr Oliver Environmental Systems. In 1989, he joined Krauss Maffei Corp (Munich & Rowayton) as sales manager of industrial filtration and in 2007 was with Flottweg Separation Technology (Munich & Rowayton) as industry manager of filtration systems for petro chemical and mineral processing. Ed and his wife Vivian of 39 years live in New Canaan and have two sons, one living in Darien and the other in London. Ed is a past commodore of Noroton Yacht Club, past president of the Darien Winter Club, member of Silvermine Golf Club, New Canaan Men’s Club and former member of the Darien Environmental Protection Commission. For hobbies, Ed is an active competitive sailor, likes golfing and is an avid Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Notre Dame fan.