Itron Inc. has announced the promotion of Marcel Regnier to Senior VP and COO at Actaris. He joined Itron in April 2007 with the acquisition of Actaris and has been Managing Director of Actaris’ water and heat business unit for seven years. He has been with Actaris since its formation in 2001, and prior to that was with Schlumberger for 20 years, holding a variety of positions in research and development, marketing and operations. Regnier and Philip Mezey, Senior VP and COO, Itron North America, will report directly to Malcolm Unsworth, whose appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer of Itron, Inc. was recently announced.

Mezey will continue to focus on the transition in North America from AMR to AMI while Regnier will remain focused on opportunities outside of the United States.