Berthold Bonekamp, head of German utility RWE's power unit, will take over as chief of RWE Energy, the firm's power and gas marketing subsidiary.

Renzo Tani has begun his one-year term as president elect of the IEC before taking over as president in January 2005. Frank Kitzantides has been appointed vice-president.

Texas utility TXU Corp. has appointed John Wilder as CEO. Wilder was previously CFO at Entergy Corp., and his position there will be taken over by Leo Denault, previously executive vice president and CFO at Entergy.

LonMark® International has announced the appointment of Ken Toren as chief marketing officer. LonMark adopted a new corporate structure in 2003, and is the driving force in the establishment of interoperable products in the utility industry.

AMRA (the Automated Meter Reading Association) has announced that Brian P. Pugliese has joined the association's management team as executive director. Joyce Paschall, who has served as AMRA's executive director for the past 12 years, is working with Pugliese to ensure a smooth transition and transfer of knowledge before moving on to new professional areas.