Elster Group, headquartered in Luxembourg, has announced the creation of a new business unit – Water Global and Electricity Rest of World (RoW) – and Jerry Lauzze has been appointed Executive Vice President. Lauzze joined Elster as Vice President Sales and Marketing at American Meter Company in 1999 after holding senior positions at DMS Dresser and Halliburton Inc. He was appointed President and CEO of American Meter Company in 2002. For the last year je has been Executive Vice President, Elster Asia.

Blake Snider has been appointed Senior Vice President Water Global, reporting to Jerry Lauzze. He will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the global water business. Previously Blake was President of Elster AMCO Water, Inc.; he brings a strong background in engineering technology and lean manufacturing to the Elster Group.

James Gardiner, currently Vice President Operational Effectiveness at Elster Group, has been appointed President of Elster AMCO Water, Inc. reporting to Blake Snider. Prior to joining Elster, James was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton for 12 years, working primarily on supply chain and strategy projects for major international corporations.