Malcolm Unsworth has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Itron, Inc., effective immediately. In this position, Unsworth will oversee the company’s two operating segments, Itron North America and Actaris, and will focus on evaluating synergies and opportunities between the two segments.

Unsworth joined Itron in July 2004 with the acquisition of Schlumberger Electricity Metering (SEM). He has been Senior VP, Hardware Solutions and most recently Senior VP and COO of the Actaris business, which Itron acquired on April 18, 2007. Unsworth spent 25 years with Schlumberger, including 11 associated with the electricity meter business. He was President of SEM prior to the acquisition and also served as VP and General Manager of Schlumberger’s North America Operations in charge of water, electricity and gas products, in addition to running the CellNet business for several years.

Unsworth will report directly to LeRoy Nosbaum, Chairman and CEO.