|[February 22, 2013]
Itron Appoints Early Pioneer in Grid Modernization Lynda Ziegler to Board of Directors
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today the appointment of Lynda
Ziegler to its board of directors effective Feb. 21, 2013. Ziegler has
more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry and most
recently served as executive vice president of power delivery services
at Southern California Edison (News - Alert) (SCE).
Ziegler was responsible for the successful automation of nearly 5
million meters and associated supporting systems as a part of SCE's
Edison SmartConnect® program. She also successfully led SCE's
customer satisfaction efforts, achieving a first-quartile ranking in
residential customer satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates.
"Lynda Ziegler's wealth of industry knowledge and experience will be an
asset to the board. We look forward to working with a pioneer in grid
modernization who has successfully implemented one of the nation's
largest and most innovative smart grid deployments," said Jon Eliassen,
chairman of Itron's board of directors.
Ziegler worked at SCE for more than 30 years, before retiring in
September 2012. She held various positions, including senior vice
president of customer service, vice president of customer programs and
services, and her most recent position of executive vice president of
power delivery services. Ziegler started her career at Skil Power Tools,
where she was the first female power tool salesperson in the industry
and handled all aspects of a sales territory.
"Lynda Ziegler is an ideal candidate for Itron's board of directors. Her
years of energy industry experience will benefit Itron as we help our
customers build smart cities of the future," said Philip Mezey, Itron's
president and chief executive officer.
"It is an honor to join Itron's board of directors. Itron is a truly
innovative company that is helping utilities around the globe better
manage energy and water," said Ziegler. "I look forward to bringing my
years of experience to help further this mission."
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help
utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement and control technology; communications systems; software;
and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly
8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to
responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us
in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
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