Mark Munday Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 23, 2006 – Elster, supplier of integrated metering and utilization solutions to the electric, water and gas utility industry, has announced that it is aligning three of its business units in North America. The alignment includes Elster Electricity, AMCO Water Metering Systems, and a new business unit called Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS).

The business alignment results in three separate but coordinated businesses serving markets in North, Central, and South America. Elster Electricity will continue to focus on providing state-of-the- art metering and metering system technology to electric utilities, while AMCO Water Metering Systems will continue to provide advanced metering products and meter reading solutions to water utilities.

The focus of EIS will be in delivering AMR/AMI system solutions across gas, electricity, and water to multi-utility customers.

EIS will lead the business transformation of operations technology utilizing information technology and intelligent networks with the existing Elster Electricity and AMCO Water Metering Systems business units. 

Mark Munday, CEO and president of Elster Electricity, has been named executive vice president of the electricity and water businesses in North America. Sharon Allan becomes president of EIS, and AMCO Water Metering Systems continues under the leadership of president Blake Snider.

“This new business alignment enables Elster greater focus and response across all segments of the utility market. This structure is a direct result of discussions with our customers about their plans and needs, and is an important step in aligning Elster with the changing market needs for products, systems, service, and solutions,” says Mark Munday.