Brittan, Patrick John was born on June 18, 1958 in Alliance, Nebraska, United States. Son of John Jay and Edith (Reidy) Brittan.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, St. John's University, 1980. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Wyoming, 1982.
Process engineer Western Filter Company, Denver, 1983-1989. Water quality engineer American Water Works association, 1989-1991. Vice president process and technical Western Filter Company, 1991-1999, vice president process, since 1999.