Luxembourg --- (METERING.COM) --- May 2, 2007 - Jim McGivern has joined Elster Group, a manufacturer and supplier of integrated metering and utilization solutions, as chief executive officer.
McGivern has had 15 years of experience in the international water and wastewater industry, holding various leadership positions. In 1999 he was president of Thames Water’s international business, responsible for operations and growth in over 30 countries. After Thames Water was acquired by RWE AG in 2001, McGivern transferred to the U.S. to head the company’s business in North and South America, and to secure regulatory approval for the acquisition of American Water. He was appointed COO at American Water in 2003.