Itron Leadership
Leadership
Possessing rich and diverse industry knowledge, our senior management team delivers an unprecedented level of commitment and value to our customers and shareholders.

Executive Management

Philip Mezey

President and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Mezey was appointed president and chief executive officer and named to Itron's board of directors on January 1, 2013. Philip has served the company in several capacities during his career at Itron, most recently as chief operating officer for Itron's global Energy segment, with responsibility for the operations of Itron's electricity and gas businesses around the world. He also previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer — Itron North America, group vice president and general manager, as well as senior vice president for Software Solutions. Upon Itron's acquisition of Silicon Energy in 2003, Philip joined the company as managing director of Software Development for Itron's Energy Management Solutions group.

Prior to joining Silicon Energy in 2000 as vice president, Software Development, Philip was a founding member and served 12 years with Indus, a provider of integrated asset and customer management software. Philip earned his BA degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tom Deitrich

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Tom Deitrich has held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer since October 2015. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in global operations at leading technology firms and has held a number of executive management positions where he led business-level strategies that transformed and significantly improved business results. He has extensive experience in product management, research and development, supply chain management and business development in several industries, including industrial equipment, telecommunications and semiconductors.

Before joining Itron, Tom was senior vice president and general manager for Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to Freescale, Tom worked for Flextronics International, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and General Electric Corporation.

Joan Hooper

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joan Hooper joined Itron as senior vice president and chief financial officer in June 2017. She has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting leadership roles. Most recently, Joan served as the CFO of CHC Helicopter, a helicopter services company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia from 2011 to 2015. Prior to CHC, she held several finance executive positions at Dell, Inc. from 2003 to 2010, including vice president and CFO for its Global Public and Americas business units, vice president of corporate finance and chief accounting officer. Joan also was CFO of FreeMarkets, a provider of procurement tools and services, which she helped take public in 1999. In addition, she held a variety of senior finance positions at AT&T.

Joan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Creighton University. She also has an MBA with an emphasis in finance and international business from Northwestern University.

Sarah Hlavinka

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Sarah Hlavinka has more than 25 years of experience as a senior advisor and business executive with broad-based experience and legal background in the information technology, service, manufacturing and healthcare industries. She joined Itron in August 2018 as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary where she oversees Itron's legal activities, from corporate governance to risk management.

Prior to joining Itron, Sarah served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Xerox Corporation. Prior to Xerox, Sarah was as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at ABM Industries Incorporated, a leading provider of integrated facility services, for nearly 10 years. Previously, she served in various legal roles in companies, including Fisher Scientific International, Benchmark Electronics, Hewlett Packard Company and Cooper Industries.

Sarah received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University. She serves on the Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts Development Council.

Michel Charles Cadieux

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Michel Cadieux has worked in human resources his entire career — more than 30 years — for global technology and manufacturing companies, including Betz Laboratories, the Hudson Bay Company, ING Bank of Canada, Advanced Micro Devices/ATI and Freescale. Before coming to lead Itron's worldwide HR department in 2014, he was senior vice president at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, TX.

Throughout his career, Michel has demonstrated exceptional ability as an agent of change and a strategic business partner, helping companies to scale, grow and globalize.

At Freescale Semiconductor, Michel joined the company at a time when it was faced with serious financial pressure and he led the restructuring and reinvigorating of the workforce, which was a contributing factor in 2008 to a return to public markets and growth.

Michel holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and personnel, and a certificate in business administration from the University of Ottawa. He also completed the managing human resources program from Queen's University's Executive Development in Ontario, Canada.

Chuck McAtee

Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Chuck McAtee was named vice president of Information Technology in May 2005 and named chief information officer in January 2006. He joined Itron in July 2004 as IT director of the electricity metering business. Before joining Itron, Chuck was director of IT for Schlumberger Electricity Metering in charge of operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France and Taiwan. He spent 18 years with Schlumberger, serving in numerous roles including IT operations manager for its resource management services, which included water, electricity and gas businesses. During his tenure, he helped lead the standardization and implementation of common enterprise resource planning systems across the company. In addition to his management experience, he has served in various technical roles related to applications development, system architecture, database administration and system integration. Chuck earned his bachelor's in computer science with a concentration in business administration from Clemson University.

Marina Donovan

Vice President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
Marina Donovan has more than 20 years of global technology marketing and public relations experience with a background in data security, networking and mobile. She joined Itron as vice president of global marketing & public affairs in January 2018. Prior to joining Itron, she was vice president of marketing for Silver Spring Networks, where Marina led all aspects of outbound marketing including branding and corporate positioning, demand creation, events, product marketing, public relations and web properties. Prior to joining Silver Spring, she held executive marketing positions at IronKey by Imation, Syniverse, VeriSign and RSA Security. Marina holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from San Jose State University.

Operational Leadership

Mark de Vere White

Senior Vice President, Commercial & Customer Enablement
As Itron's senior vice president of Commercial & Customer Enablement (CCE), Mark de Vere White is responsible for leading Itron's sales, channel management, business development and customer success activities across the full company portfolio. Previously, Mark was president of Itron's Electricity business line where he and his team grew revenues from $600 million to over $1 billion a year and EBITDA performance from break even to 12.5%.

Mark has dedicated his career to working with utility and Fortune 1000 customers, focusing on sales, product marketing, go to market strategy and profitable general management of ongoing business operations. He has led his teams with an unyielding drive to deliver customer value, success and profitable growth.

Prior to joining Itron, Mark oversaw consulting, support, hosting and account management at Silicon Energy. Before Silicon Energy, Mark was one of the first employees at market-leading CRM software provider Kana, where he held executive positions overseeing account management, consulting and support teams. Mark started his career in marketing, consulting and direct marketing in New York City.

Mark received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa.



Aravind Yarlagadda

Senior Vice President, Outcomes
Aravind Yarlagadda joined Itron in September 2018 as senior vice president and general manager of the outcomes business. In this role, he is responsible for Itron’s software and services offerings, globally. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, product development, sales, marketing and business development. Aravind has held senior management positions for Schneider Electric’s software business where he led cross-functional organizations contributing to the growth of a software business servicing industrial manufacturing, infrastructure and utilities customers. Aravind has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He also received a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Sharelynn Moore

Senior Vice President, Networked Solutions
Sharelynn Moore has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and technology sectors. In July 2017, she was named senior vice president of networked solutions. In this role, she is responsible for Itron’s networking platforms and smart cities strategy, globally.

Previously, Sharelynn served as vice president of global marketing and public affairs. She has also served in a variety of product- and marketing-related roles during her more than 15 years at Itron. In previous assignments, Sharelynn focused on the strategy, management and marketing of Itron's Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions, network technologies and enterprise meter data management software.

Prior to joining Itron, Sharelynn held marketing and product management roles at Avista Corporation and Micron. She holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Idaho and an MBA with an emphasis in IT from Gonzaga University.

Carl Porter

Senior Vice President, Device Solutions 
Carl Porter has more than 40 years of experience in the gas industry. As Itron’s senior vice president of device solutions, Carl is responsible for Itron’s strategy to become a leading global provider of measurement, safety and operational devices for utilities and cities. Previously, Carl served as president of Itron’s Gas business line. He has also served as vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for Gas in North America during his more than 15 years at Itron.

Carl has dedicated his career to developing innovative solutions to address utility challenges and ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas. He worked for 30 years at North American utility companies and served as the president and CEO of a public utility prior to joining Itron.



Simon Pontin

Chief Technology Officer
Simon Pontin was named Chief Technology Officer in January 2011. Simon joined Itron (then Schlumberger Electricity) in 1989 after graduating from Aston University in England with a degree in electromechanical engineering. He showed natural leadership in his first role, participating in the design of various solid-state metering developments in the United Kingdom. In 2006, he took the helm in developing Itron's smart grid solution, OpenWay®. Today, as CTO of Itron, Simon is uniquely equipped to ensure that Itron's technology helps utilities solve some of their most pressing challenges.
Greg Richards

Greg Richards

Senior Vice President, Global Product Development
Greg Richards assumed the role of senior vice president of Product Development at Itron in March 2018. In this role, Greg oversees a global team of highly skilled engineers, architects, program managers and software developers with a common goal of bringing high quality products to Itron’s customers faster and at a superior total cost of ownership. Previously, Greg served at Itron’s vice president of DevOps.

With his nearly 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Greg is leading the development of innovative new solutions and services that will help cities around the world manage and use water and energy more resourcefully.

Prior to joining Itron, Greg served as vice president of Americas Technology Services for Hewlett Packard. Greg joined Hewlett Packard in 2011 after holding leadership positions at Oracle/Sun, including managing director of Professional Services for the Asia Pacific region.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University and a Masters Certificate in project management from The George Washington University.



Don Reeves

Senior Vice President, Services and Delivery
Don Reeves was named senior vice president of services and delivery in August 2018. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing delivery teams,managed services operations and customer support on a global basis. Don has over 25 years of experience in high-technology leadership.  Don joined Itron in January 2018 as a part of Itron’s acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, where he served as chief technology officer, launched the company’s hosting business, led the worldwide delivery organization and led the R&D and managed services teams. Don received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dennis Faerber

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
As Itron's senior vice president of supply chain, Dennis Faerber is responsible for overseeing global supply chain and order fulfillment operations. He leads the procurement, production and logistics of all hardware products as well as develop the supply chain strategies and plans in support of Itron’s global business.

Dennis has held leadership positions over the past 17 years in the technology and manufacturing sectors and has been instrumental in developing operations strategies and executing transformational global supply chain management and manufacturing and distribution plans. Most recently, Dennis was the senior vice president of global operations at Intermec Technology where he helped define and execute a four-year operations transformation strategy.

Dennis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri at Rolla.

Maitrayee Ganguly

Vice President, Global Quality
Maitrayee Ganguly joined Itron in October 2018 as Itron’s vice president of global quality. Maitrayee brings a wealth of experience in quality management systems, methodologies and best practices over the full product lifecycle from product development through production and post sales. She has worked in a global capacity leading quality and performance excellence functions in the Semiconductor & Electronics Equipment, automotive, medical, industrial, consumer and telecommunications industries.

Recently, Maitrayee has served as Vice President of Quality and Reliability at CBA Group, within Patriarch Partners, LLC, for over ten years. She managed all quality functions globally, established quality policies, compliance standards and product reliability roadmaps. Previously she has had senior management and quality leadership roles in ASML and Tata Group of Companies.

Maitrayee has a Master of Science degree in Quality Engineering and Applied Statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA in corporate finance and strategy from the University of Connecticut.

Raj Vaswani

Strategic Advisor
Raj Vaswani is a strategic advisor at Itron. Raj joined Itron in January 2018 via its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, where he was co-founder and chief technology officer. Raj has more than 15 years of innovation, product development and product management experience in the Internet, software and networking industries.

Raj received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Washington.