Itron Inc. board of directors appointed Philip Mezey president and CEO and named him to the board after an extensive international search.
Mezey will assume his new role Jan. 1. He succeeds LeRoy Nosbaum.
“In a robust search across the global technology industry, Philip was the right choice to be Itron’s CEO,” said Jon Eliassen, chairman of the board. “Philip has been behind many of the strategic initiatives that brought Itron to the leadership position it enjoys today and understands the technology, innovation and partnerships necessary to drive Itron to its next phase of growth.”
Mezey said the industry is extending beyond its metering past and present.
“I truly believe Itron is the company that can define the next phase of this industry,” Mezey said. “I’m honored and excited to lead Itron forward and continue to grow its business around the world.”
Mezey became president and COO for Itron’s global energy segment in March 2011. He has served the company in several capacities including senior vice president and chief operating officer — Itron North America, group vice president and general manager, as well as senior vice president for software solutions. Upon Itron’s acquisition of Silicon Energy in 2003, Mezey joined the company as managing director of software development for Itron’s energy management solutions group.